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Mexico Red Cross members head to Texas

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexican paramedics are getting ready to help Texas storm victims affected by the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey.

The American Red Cross has requested the aid of members of the Mexican Red Cross to help in part of a relief effort. Hugo Velázquez, aid coordinator for the Red Cross at Tamaulipas, says that 33 medical staff from the Mexican Red Cross left for Dallas Wednesday.

They will be there for at least 15 days, but likely longer if needed. The 33-member paramedic team were accompanied by 17 doctors, all of whom are trained personnel in disaster relief care.

Assistance from Tamaulipas is provided by the National Rapid Intervention Unit that deals with national and international contingencies.