On September 14, 2021, the world woke up to the tragic news of a deadly earthquake that hit Mexico City, leaving hundreds dead and injured. The earthquake that registered a magnitude of 7.1 struck the central Mexican state of Puebla, causing buildings to collapse and triggering an avalanche of panic in the city.
According to reports, the earthquake was felt throughout Mexico, and some parts of Central America, with Mexico City and its environs being the hardest hit. The deadliest earthquake to hit Mexico in over three decades, it brought back painful memories for many Mexicans, who had experienced a similar tragedy in 1985, that claimed the lives of over 10,000 people.
The Mexican authorities have quickly swung into action, deploying rescue teams and setting up emergency centres across the affected areas, to help those who have been affected by the earthquake. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and pledged the government’s commitment to helping those who have been affected.
The earthquake is another reminder of how vulnerable our world can be to natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods and earthquakes, natural calamities are becoming more frequent and devastating. It is a wake-up call for governments, organizations and individuals alike to take measures to prepare for and mitigate the effects of such disasters.
In Mexico, the earthquake has once again highlighted the need for improved building designs, stricter building codes and the training of emergency response teams to ensure that they are adequately prepared to deal with such crises. It is also a reminder of the need for individuals to have emergency preparedness plans, such as stockpiling essential supplies and identifying safe spaces to shelter in place.
As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the earthquake in Mexico serves as a stark reminder that we must be prepared for all eventualities. It is important that we learn from the experiences of those who have been affected by natural disasters and take steps to better prepare ourselves and our communities.
In conclusion, the earthquake in Mexico is a tragic event that has once again highlighted the need for us to be prepared for natural disasters. It is important that we learn from this experience and take measures to ensure that we are adequately prepared for any eventualities that may arise. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, and we hope that those who have been affected will receive the support they need to overcome this difficult time.