Lidia Aftermath Update
This Monday, our clients started to come to the Liga MAC Support Center. Fortunately, most of the reports from our students and families tell us that they survived the storm and are doing fine. All those who live in shanties, got their belongings wet (clothing, mattresses, houseware appliances, etc.) Thanks to our reserve of clothing, we have been able to provide them with dry clothes and emergency care.
The official reports indicate that there are more people who lost their homes in Cabo San Lucas. This is because the irregular settlements were much more numerous there. In San Jose del Cabo, the people who lost everything were living in the arroyo beds. The immediate relief has been getting to people, thanks to the government efforts and the ONGs. While the services are getting reestablished on a steady basis (electricity is 90% back), the most difficult part has been to reconnect the rural communities, because of the destroyed dirt roads. The military forces, along with the municipal authorities have been rehabilitating the roads and the water supply. 90% of the students in the municipality of Los Cabos went back to their classrooms on Tuesday, September 5th.
Up next, the most challenging thing for the authorities will be to relocate all the families that were settled in vulnerable zones.
While Los Cabos is making great efforts to return to its normal activities, here at Liga MAC, we continue the work to ease our families’ needs, so they are better able to move forward.
Thank you very much for your continuous support. Your cash donations are making a difference!