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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief


Tropical storm Stan made landfall in Mexico and caused major flooding and landslides. Although there is serious damage and loss of infrastructure, the loss of lives was limited due to the evacuation of people prior to the event. So far, eight people have been reported dead. In Chiapas, the most affected state, 6000 houses were damaged and 13,645 persons sought refuge in temporary shelters. In the state of Veracruz, 22 health centers were damaged by the storm. There is no information available on the damage to the health sector in Chiapas.

The PAHO country office is monitoring the situation and has offered assistance to the Mexican government.

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