A week of heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, drowning at least 80 percent of the oil-rich state.You read that right: 80% of the state under water. And an epidemic likely on the way.
Much of the state capital, Villahermosa, looked like New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, with water reaching to second-story rooftops and desperate people awaiting rescue.
Unlike New Orleans and the U.S. Gulf coast, Tabasco doesn't have the wherewithal to recover, nor does it have the attention of the world.
Bob Harris provides info on how you can help. Please do, if you can.
Here's another blog posting with lots of ways you can help.