FROM CHALCO, MEXICO
To date, the death toll already exceeds 300 victims. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who perished in this immense tragedy.
In our Girlstown, all classes and activities returned to normal the day after the earthquake though our students were understandably shaken by the strength of the earthquake.
Sister Hortencia, local superior of the Girlstown, explained that our villages were built just a few years after the most deadly earthquake in Mexico’s recent history, which killed thousands in Mexico City exactly 32 years earlier, on September 19, 1985. Our facilities were thus constructed to stricter building codes adopted in the wake of that historical disaster. Mexico’s seismic codes now rank among the world’s best.