Search in Mexico hill collapse slowed by fears of landslides

09/13/2021

Source: ABC News

Authorities in Tlalnepantla, the municipality in Mexico state where the disaster took place Friday, reduced the number of missing people from 10 to three Saturday after seven of the missing were located, said Ricardo de la Cruz, undersecretary general of Mexico state.

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Flooding north of Mexico City leaves streets submerged

09/10/2021

Source: ABC News

Mexican authorities say heavy rains in recent days in central Mexico filled the area’s reservoirs to their capacity forcing water releases that only added to woes downstream in places like Tula.

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Olaf weakens after hitting Mexico’s Los Cabos as Cat 2 storm

09/10/2021

Source: AP News

Hurricane Olaf slipped back to tropical storm force on Friday after slamming into the Los Cabos resorts at the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and then drenching the region with torrential rains.

The storm came ashore near San Jose del Cabo late Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph (155 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

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Powerful earthquake strikes southwest Mexico

09/08/2021

Source: CNN

A powerful earthquake struck the southwest of Mexico late Tuesday, causing widespread shaking as far away as Mexico City and killing at least one person.

The United States Geological Survey said the 7.0 magnitude quake struck 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) east-northeast of Los Órganos de San Agustín, about eight miles from the Pacific Coast beach resort city of Acapulco. It was measured at an initial depth of 7.8 miles (12.6 kilometers). At least 92 aftershocks were recorded, including one with a magnitude of 5.2, the Mexican State Civil Protection Secretariat said.

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Flooding hits Mexico hospital, killing 17 patients

09/08/2021

Source: BBC News

At least 17 patients have been killed after heavy rainfall caused flooding at a hospital in Mexico’s central Hidalgo state, officials say.

They say a river burst its banks and water then cut the power supply at the hospital in the town of Tula.

Some of the victims were Covid-19 patients who were being treated with oxygen therapy, local media report.

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Tropical Storm Nora hugs Mexico’s coast; 1 dead, 7 missing

08/30/2021

Source: AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Nora caused floods and landslides along Mexico’s Pacific coast Sunday, while making landfall and passing just inland of the Mazatlan resort area before veering into the Gulf of California and weakening into a tropical storm.

Communities in the coastal states of Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco experienced heavy rain and rough surf as the storm moved northward hugging the shoreline. Though it rapidly lost strength and barely remaining a tropical storm by late Sunday, forecasters warned that its heavy rains still remained a danger for coastal areas.

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One dead, several missing as Tropical Storm Nora lashes Mexico

08/30/2021

Source: Al Jazeera

Tropical Storm Nora continues to lash Mexico’s Pacific coast with torrential rains and heavy winds, a day after causing floods and landslides that killed at least one person in a popular resort town.

Communities in the coastal states of Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco experienced heavy rain and rough surf on Sunday as the storm moved northward hugging the shoreline.

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Hurricane Grace a bane to some Veracruz farmers, a boon to others

08/24/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Hurricane Grace was both friend and foe to farmers in Veracruz, which bore the brunt of the storm’s wrath when it carved a destructive westward path across Mexico on Saturday.

In the municipality of Papantla, community landowners in La Concha lost many hectares of orange, banana and corn crops to Grace, which slammed into the Veracruz coast as a Category 3 hurricane.

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Hurricane Grace a bane to some Veracruz farmers, a boon to others

08/25/2021

Source: Mexico Daily News

Hurricane Grace was both friend and foe to farmers in Veracruz, which bore the brunt of the storm’s wrath when it carved a destructive westward path across Mexico on Saturday.

In the municipality of Papantla, community landowners in La Concha lost many hectares of orange, banana and corn crops to Grace, which slammed into the Veracruz coast as a Category 3 hurricane.

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Citizens protest residential project in protected area of Quintana Roo

08/23/2021

Source: Mexico Daily News

A conservation area in the Bacalar region of southern Quintana Roo is under threat by a 950-home residential development, claim local citizens who have filed a complaint against the project.

Arrivée Lagon Bacalar will include condominiums, a commercial area and 400 lots for residential construction in Buenavista, a community on the shores of Lake Bacalar, also known as the lake of seven colors.

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