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October 22, 2018

News: News and information for by PVDN

Although hurricane “Willa” is forecast to impact land around the municipality of Escuinapa, Sinaloa, the Nayarit government plans to evacuate between 10 and 15 thousand people from the municipalities of Acaponeta and Tecuala. Governor Antonio Echevarría García acknowledged that they do not have the capacity to house so many people in these districts, so he...
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Between two thousand and three thousand are estimated to have been evacuated in Puerto Vallarta, according to estimates by municipal authorities; however, the capacity of shelters in the area can accommodate 6,000 if needed, according to Mayor Arturo Dávalos. “We are asking the hotels that are in the tourist strip to evacuate tourists, also evacuate staff...
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If you are wondering: Will Hurricane Willa hit Puerto Vallarta? Click here for that answer.   7:13 a.m. Hurricane Willa will make landfall as a category 4 hurricane, with very litttle weakening in the overnight hours. On the forecast track, the center of Willa will move near or over Las Islas Marias later this morning and...
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Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S. President Donald Trump. The caravan’s numbers have continued to grow as they walk and hitch rides through hot...
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The Governor of the State of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, informed that before the arrival of Hurricane Willa, which has already reached category 5, the evacuation of hotels in Puerto Vallarta would be done. This, as a security measure for tourists and workers; In addition, he added that the port is closed to navigation. In...
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The cases of dengue in Jalisco have doubled compared to last year. In the first week of October 2017 there were 568 infections, during the same period of 2018 there were 1,023 cases reported. The Secretary of State Health, Alfonso Petersen Farah, indicated that this season is the most complicated in terms of the risk...
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The State Unit for Civil Protection and Firefighters of Jalisco (UEPCBJ) today issued recommendations for citizens in the proximity of Hurricane Willa, a category 5 storm along the coasts of Jalisco. UEPCBJ officials reinforce the patrolling of the north, south and mountain coasts, to alert the population and issue recommendations. They indicated that in case...
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Before the advance of Hurricane Willa, a category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, reaches the coast of Nayarit, the Civil Protection authorities issued a yellow alert, prepared shelters and made preparations for an evacuation in case of contingency in Tecuala, Santiago Ixcuintla and San Blas. The authorities indicated that “Hurricane Willa is potentially destructive...
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Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico’s Pacific coast with winds of 160 mph (260 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. The hurricane was expected to pass over or near the Islas Marias — a set of islands about 60...
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Pianist and singer Jean-Guy Comeau (Jay-Gee) is one of Vallarta’s most versatile musicians and has been performing solo and with other artists in the city’s different venues for the last 15 years. Jay-Gee’s classical training and teaching career permit him to be at ease in diverse multiple musical styles, passing from Baroque to jazz along...
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Hurricane Willa has intensified into a Category 5 in the eastern Pacific Ocean and will threaten Mexico with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge and flooding rainfall as it makes landfall on Tuesday. A hurricane warning has been posted from San Blas to Mazatlán, including Las Islas Marias. A tropical storm warning is now in effect...
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Due to the passage of hurricane ‘Willa’ along the coasts of Jalisco, the Ministry of Education (SEJ) announced the suspension of classes for this Monday, October 22, at the elementary and middle schools, located in the municipality of Puerto Vallarta. They explained that the measure will apply 395 public and private schools, special education, preschool,...
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Southwest Airlines on Monday issued a travel advisory for travelers headed to and from Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta this week. Passengers booked on flights from Monday, Oct. 22, through Friday, Oct. 26, can change their flight without penalty if they want to get ahead of the storm or wait until it passes. There...
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The 2018-2019 Farmer’s Market season is almost here! Most markets open the first week of November, right in the middle of fall season and right on time to welcome the wave of winter tourists, or snowbirds, who flock here from the United States and Canada. The markets are locally known as “tianguis” and they set...
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Three strong earthquakes have occurred in Canada, in British Columbia. The strongest earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8, as registered by the USSG. The US geological observatory reports that the epicenter of the earthquake has been identified about 300 kilometers from Tofino, at a depth of 10 kilometers. The 6.8 magnitude quake was preceded by...
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