Texas accepts an offer of flood aid from Mexico.




Mexico has offered vehicles, boats, supplies and food for flood aid on Sunday. the Red Cross volunteers of Mexico have also travelled to the flooded city of Houston.

The US state of Texas has accepted the offer.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, “It’s very generous of the government of Mexico to offer their help at this very, very challenging time for our citizens down in Texas and now moving towards the border of Louisiana as well.”

When Mexico will provide the aid is not known yet . But its government has suggested a similar mission to that sent to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when 200 Mexican troops brought food, water and medicine.

A separate convoy of 33 English-speaking Mexican Red Cross volunteers left for Texas to work in Houston shelters.