October 14th, 2011
10:09 AM ET

Small villages devastated by Jova

Hurricane Jova was not as damaging as other storms have been, but for small Mexican villages, it was hardly benign.

Mexican villages who were in Jova's path face a prolonged recovery from the heavy rains and flooding that affected them this week.

The city of Manzanillo on Mexico's Pacific coast bore the brunt of Jova. It was especially hit hard by the fierce rains of the storm. By Friday, the cleanup process was underway and many of the rivers that flooded were receding, but smaller villages are not faring as well.

In the village of Chavarin, on the outskirts of Manzanillo, floodwaters still inundated farmland, homes, roads and highways.

The Mexican Red Cross early Thursday delivered food and sanitary supplies. Each family, provided a blue bracelet for the purpose of receiving aid, waited in a long line to receive two boxes from the aid trucks.

The situation was calm but somber as boxes were placed in the hands of each family in need. The Red Cross distributed aid to some 300 families in the village. The agency would similarly travel to other small villages in the vicinity to provide aid. In all, they had enough supplies for 2,800 families for two weeks.

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  1. leeintulsa

    Were they little adobe villages, lean-tos, what? Or more established places? I could see a hurricane erasing some mexican villages.. I hope all the people got well away before it hit.

    October 14, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
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    October 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |