The number of victims in the natural disaster in Mexico has risen

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While it had to withdraw its promise to help the US, the Mexican government expressed sympathy over the devastation in Florida after being struck by Hurricane Irma.

Mexico had pledged to offer food, generators and medical aid to Texas "as good neighbours should always do in trying times".

Mexico will no longer send the emergency aid offered to Texas after Hurricane Harvey, to focus on those affected by a deadly natural disaster and Hurricane Katia that struck the eastern state of Veracruz last week, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said Monday.

The announcement by Mexico that it was withdrawing its offer to help Texas must have caught someone's attention in Washington. The ministry followed up the next day with a list of what it could offer, including food, soldiers, medicine and water.

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Mexico last week offered to send assistance to Texas for Hurricane Harvey victims, a proposal Gov. Greg Abbott said he would accept.

"Judging by the closure of most of the shelters located in the Houston area and from communication with Texas officials, it seems that, fortunately, the current need for aid has declined considerable", the statement from the Mexican government said. "Mexico will be aware of the development of this phenomenon in the following days, and hopes that soon the state of Florida as well as the state of Texas and the state of Louisiana will recover from the damages caused by the hurricanes that have impacted them", the statement said.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray on Monday night and offered condolences for the tragedies. "Tillerson offered his condolences for the loss of life and the devastation caused by the quake in Mexico and from Hurricane Katia", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told the Los Angeles Times.

"He emphasized ... that the USA government stands ready to assist our neighbors in Mexico during this hard time", a State Department spokesperson told The Los Angeles Times.

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