On Thursday, the destructive force of Hurricane Alex struck Monterrey with such power it will take months to clean the city and years to restore it. No matter what the source, the photographs are disheartening and threatening. Our hearts go out to the people of the city and all of northern Mexico.
My friend Estela who lives and works in Monterrey is grateful to be alive, but her home and her school sustained extensive damage. She has no sewer, no potable water, and no gas. With the short summer vacation, she is desperate to bring some order to her life before school starts again on August 23.
Here at Ha. de Perote in Parras, we have received about six inches of rain over a three day period. However, it was nothing compared to the troubles of city dwellers.