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Hundreds in Norristown pray for victims of Hurricane Maria and the earthquake in Mexico

September 22, 2017

By Staff

Amayrani Higueldo saw a photo on Snapchat of the devastation that resulted when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon and quickly checked the news. The 19-year-old Norristown resident said she didn’t know where in Mexico the quake had struck, and needed to find out.

She has a lot of ties to Mexico. She lived in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco until she was 7; she has relatives in Veracruz, a port city on the Gulf of Mexico; and some of her friends were supposed to be at the Mexico City airport for a flight back to the United States about the time the earthquake hit.

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