Hurricane Patricia hits mainland Mexico with devestating results
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 October, 2015 - Waves For Water, the organization that works on the front lines to provide clean water to communities in need around the world, will activate through their Clean Water Courier program in the wake of Hurricane Patricia.
Clean Mexi-Agua will be the organizations targeted initiative to help the small remote coastal villages that were hit hardest by the strongest Hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere.
lean Mexi-Agua is a collective effort to provide clean water for the coastal regions of Mainland Mexico, specifically focused on the states of Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit. On their first trip in May 2015, the team distributed over 40 filters throughout the towns of Arroyo Seco, Chamela and others while developing a strong local network.
This teams focused region was the exact location that hurricane Patrice brought 165 mile per hour winds as it made land fall near the town of Cuixmala on Friday afternoon. Clean Mexi-Agua and Waves for Water quickly launched into action over the weekend by sending a team to the impacted.
Clean Mexi-Agua’s network has been activated and they currently have 210 water filters to distribute, hoping to reach 21,000 individuals as these filters will be able to convert 210 million gallons into clean water. In addition to water filters and buckets, the team also has power drills, chainsaw, solar power converters, etc. as they start the initial effort to restore these beautiful coastal communities.
Clean Mexi-Agua’s progress can be followed on Facebook
To donate to the clean water effort check here