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Hurricane Willa has made landfall as a category 3 in the state of Sinaloa, north of Puerto Vallarta. The storm weakened rapidly. The city of Puerto Vallarta received rains and high surfs as the outer bands of Willa extended from Sinaloa.

It’s unclear if Islas Marias ever really worked as a penal colony: The remote Mexican archipelago is battered regularly by hurricanes, and its ramshackle, often century-old installations are sprinkled with the ruins of failed “productive” projects that once aimed to make the prison population self-sustaining. Now, with the prison just closed, the hurdles of distance,...
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Puerto Vallarta will close the year with 20 cruises less than scheduled, although this was not due to a factor of insecurity but to the rescheduling of routes, according to the director of the Port Administration Integral (API) Vallarta, Miguel Ángel García Beltrán. He acknowledged that not all is good news in the international cruise...
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Karen Souza is one of the top contemporary jazz singers in the world and she will be headlining the Riviera Nayarit Jazz Festival 2018 on November 16th as part of her Velvet Vault Tour. The event will take place at the Jardín Palmeiras in Nuevo Vallarta, the ideal place for an intimate musical evening, sensual...
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The Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) have joined the collection efforts of the Nayarit State Government to help families in need after the heavy storms caused by hurricane Willa. A collection center opened in Nuevo Vallarta on Wednesday to collect basic supplies to...
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The State Unit for Civil Protection and Firefighters of Jalisco (UEPCyBJ) reported today that they are supporting victims of the neighboring state of Nayarit after the passage of Hurricane Willa. Upon the arrival of the personnel yesterday, a command post was installed in the facilities of the Technological University of the Coast located in Santiago...
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After the evaluation made by the Subdirectorate of Civil Protection and Firefighters of Puerto Vallarta to the conditions that prevailed in the bay after the passage of hurricane ‘Willa’, it was determined that those people who were evacuated could return to their homes and hotels. Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, who headed the different preventive tasks...
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Puerto Vallarta residents and vacationers began to resume their usual activities this Wednesday after not having been affected by the passage of Hurricane Willa. From the first hours of the day, people arrived at the Malecón to perform physical activity, walk, take some photographs and ride bicycles while municipal government staff was in charge of...
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In the last 30 hours, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has recorded 24 landslides and fallen trees that have obstructed federal highways in Jalisco caused by the passing hurricane “Willa” and tropical storm “Vicente”, reported the Centro SCT Jalisco. Much of the damage has occurred in the coastal area. “Approximately 50% of landslides...
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A day after the passage of Hurricane Willa, which caused a night of panic and terror, the residents of the Escuinapa, Sinaloa awake to a harsh reality, with damages, but thankful that so far there were not any confirmed deaths. The sky looks clean, without the presence of rain, the flooded streets show the ravages...
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Hurricane Willa weakened rapidly into a tropical depression on Wednesday after slamming into a stretch of beach towns, fishing villages and farms along Mexico’s Pacific coast as a Category 3 storm, though it continued to dump torrential rains over west-central Mexico. Damage assessments were scanty before dawn due to darkness and poor communications, but federal...
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Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico’s Pacific coast late on Tuesday, raking it with winds of 120 mph (195 kph) that brought power outages, buffeted buildings, and dumped torrential rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety. Whipping palm trees, bending power lines and causing floods, the center of Willa struck the...
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Although Hurricane Willa decreased in intensity and moved away from the Jalisco coasts, the warning in several municipalities of the state is still maintained. The governor of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval, reported that there continues to be 2,700 people in shelters due to the winds and high waves. “They continue to be alert in municipalities from...
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Hurricane Willa roared over an offshore penal colony and closed in on Mexico’s Pacific coast with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday, threatening a major resort area along with fishing villages and farms. Emergency officials said they evacuated more than 4,250 people in coastal towns and set up 58 shelters ahead of the dangerous Category...
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After decreasing to a category 3 hurricane, Willa continues moving towards the border of the states of Nayarit and Sinaloa, leaving the extent of its effects in Puerto Vallarta to rains and a high waves that are more of a spectacle for tourists. The work carried out by the staff of the Ministry of National Defense...
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Willa is moving toward the north-northeast near 6 mph (9 km/h). A faster motion toward the northeast is expected by this evening. On the forecast track, the center of Willa will move over Las Islas Marias within the next few hours, and make landfall within the hurricane warning area along the west-central coast of mainland...
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