Mexican Consulate, US government offer help after earthquake

Mexican Consulate, US government offer help after earthquake

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Consulate of Mexico in Tucson is helping residents connect with Mexico City relatives after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked the area.

People across the U.S. are reaching out to their local consulates to connect with their loved ones in Mexico City.

The local agency in Tucson serves people living in Pima and Pinal counties.

The Consul, Ricardo Pineda Albarran, said his office has been busy taking calls from people worried about their families and friends.

Albarran said consulates across the country are in contact with authorities working to connect family members.

If you need help locating your relatives, the Mexican government has a 24/7 hotline available. The number is 1-855-463-6395.

The U.S. government also has a helpline available. The number is 202-501-4444 or 1-800-407-4747 (press option 0) or visit
www.travel.state.gov.

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