Ejido Viejo between destruction and oblivion

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Coyuca de Benítez, Gro. Have passed four days from the passage of Hurricane Otis by Great Coast of Guerrerofour days where some communities have not received help from the three levels of government, yet life goes on amidst destructionhe mud and the pain of having lost his assets.

Image Group made a route by the community of Old Ejido Of the municipality of Coyuca de Beniteza community of 50 families who continue with their livesa life disrupted by hurricane winds of more than 250 kilometers per hour, heavy rains that ended up overflowing the river that destroyed dozens of homeshurricane winds that made them fly through the air, sheetscars and tanks filled with water on the fragile roofs.

For get in to this community, you must first pass a waterlogging 80 centimeters high what does it do almost impossible to accesswe continue with a tour of five kilometers dodging poles with electrical wiring, trees and palms that gave way to the strong gusts of wind, images of the prelude to destruction.

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A destruction of houses which have nothing to do with church of the community that remained intacteven the virgin mary was moved from its niche by the waters of the river that reached 1:60 meters in height to deposit it, intactdelicately at the entrance of your house.

An image that, for Catholic believers, is a sign of respect by the natural elements; an image of the Virgin Mary that protects her children who did not lose their lives despite the destruction

Everyone here they improviseeveryone raffles the misfortune with a smile and an attitude of positivism born; While some women use car hood in the river to make it a support for your laundry, while, at home, families They take turns removing the mudclothes, appliances or family memories.

Some they smile to forget the tragedy of what they lost everythingthey practically lost a heritage forged by years; today they only ask aid for their children, some months old who do not have specialized food for his age.

Such is the case of Anahí Alonso Menchaca what with his daughter months old with Down's Syndrome, beg food for their little girl, who are currently sleeping with their neighbors who have a slab house that serves as a shelter. shelterhis house was left homeless, I was left without clothes, without junk, without a bed, without money and with a great sadness to see his little girl with hunger.

We need everyone's helpwe lost everything, he left us nothing. I need clothes for my girl because he has Down syndrome, we are alive by miraclelet them come in support because it took so long, we don't see anything, many of them St. Judethe children are getting sickneed medicine”.

The teacher experiences something similar Janny Merced Villanueva Navarretewho has the entry of Hurricane Otis deeply etched in his mind, don't forget the details and much less that orange light during the hurricane.

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“This hurricane totally shocked in our town and our surroundings, it was exactly 12 at night when the winds startat one o'clock the water from the stream that we have near the town enters and It was devastating”.

Without wasting time, older women and men they hugged the childrenthey sheltered them give them the warmth of protectiontheir cries of despair were off by hurricane winds; without measuring the consequences and before the rising of the river that overflowed and secondly it flooded the community; they took themthey put them in their shoulders and they took them to the houses that have a second floorunder the risk of being dragged by the water currents that destroyed everything in their path.

Today the community of Ejido Viejo in the municipality of Coyuca de Benítez needs sheetscanned food, baby food, water, clothes, shoes; need the solidarity of everyone so that they can recover from this natural disaster that once again puts the solidarity of the Mexicans.


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