With the hurricane predicted to hit Mexico Friday evening, a state of emergency has been declared and residents have been stocking up on supplies and groceries.
The hurricane is expected with dangerous 40-foot waves, flash floods and affected areas will be uninhabitable for weeks to months.
The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto in a radio interview said, “We are going to go through difficult moments in the face of a phenomenon that we have never seen before. Right now the most urgent important thing is that people are aware and look for a safe place.”
Meanwhile, health and relief organizations such as the International Medical Corps, International Federation of the Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services are on stand-by to provide a coordinated response after the hurricane.
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