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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California


Swalwell Helps CA-15 Residents Stranded in Cabo due to Hurricane Odile

September 18, 2014
Press Release

HAYWARD, CA – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) is continuing to offer help to constituents and their loved ones stranded in Cabo, Mexico due to Hurricane Odile. Since extending assistance on Facebook and Twitter Tuesday evening, Swalwell’s office has helped more than 50 Americans contact the State Department, learn about humanitarian resources, and find out about airlifts out of the region.

“I have spoken with Bay Area residents stranded in Mexico, and the stories I have heard are harrowing. Many stranded by the hurricane have no electricity, a dwindling food supply, and are walking miles in flooded areas to get to the airport to airlift out,” said Swalwell. “I am working to offer what assistance I can to help local residents and their loved ones safely return home from Cabo.”

Swalwell’s office has been in constant contact with the State Department regarding the individuals still stranded, as well as the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco and the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana to update them about CA-15 residents and learn about airlifts and other resources available. His office is helping communicate the information to individuals on the ground.

Bay Area residents who are still stranded in Cabo can call 510-370-3322 or tweet @RepSwalwell.