Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, expressed his solidarity with the people of Mexico after the 8.2 magnitude earthquake on Thursday. The Governor offered “any help” needed to recover from the disaster.
“Our hearts are with the victims of this devastating tragedy and their families, and just as Mexico remained with Texas in our time of need, Texas will be with Mexico and will offer any assistance we can in recovery after this disaster,” said Abbott in a statement.
The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake struck the state of Chiapas, bordering Guatemala, with a magnitude greater than the force of the September 1985 earthquake that devastated much of Mexico City.
The earthquake hit as Mexico readies to send humanitarian aid to Texas for the thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Harvey, which struck at the end of August.
The aid, will be distributed through mobile kitchens to shelters throughout Texas, and could begin to cross from this weekend.
“Assistance will be meaningful and will help many people regardless of their nationality,” said Mexican Consul in Austin.