One dead, thousands without power as Ophelia hits Ireland International 

One dead, thousands without power as Ophelia hits Ireland

Ireland — One woman has died and thousands are without electricity as Hurricane Ophelia hits Ireland. Stormy weather has already caused destruction in the Republic of Ireland as the Caribbean-made system hits the republic. At a press conference Minister of Defense Taoiseach Leo Varadkar advised residents to stay inside until the storm passes. “I don’t want anyone to think that this is anything other than a national emergency,” Varadkar said. More than 100,000 homes in the Republic of Ireland are already without power. ESB Networks has warned it could be several…

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Quintana Roo, Yucatan spared as Nate changes course Cancun Mexico 

Quintana Roo, Yucatan spared as Hurricane Nate changes course

Cancun, Q.R. — Most of the coastal regions of the state of Quintana Roo braced for the arrival of Nate last night, however, the storm didn’t arrive. The most-hard hit places, according the National Hurricane Center, were to be Isla Cozumel and the city of Cancun. Nate was expected to land the region around 7:00 p.m. local time, bringing with it hard winds and torrential rains. While Nate did arrive in all his glory, the storm’s trajectory changed mere hours before entering the region. Weather models found Nate had changed…

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Civil Protection upgrades storm alert for Quintana Roo Cancun Mexico 

Civil Protection upgrades storm alert for Quintana Roo

Cancun, Q.R. — Civil Protection for the state of Quintana Roo has upgraded their storm alert for most of the region from blue (minimal) to yellow (moderate) as of last night. The National Meteorological Office says Tropical Storm Nate was located Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. approximately 280 km southeast of Cozumel Island and 272 km east of Xcalak. Present movement is north-northwest at 33 km/h. Nate is expected to hit the region this evening around 7:00 p.m. with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h and gusts of 100 km/h. Nate’s…

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State authorities post storm alert for Cancun, Riviera Maya Cancun Mexico 

State authorities post storm alert for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Q.R. — The tropical storm, which has been named Nate by AccuWeather, was Tropical Depression Sixteen on Wednesday. The storm, which is located about 800 kilometers (497 miles) south-southeast from the state of Quintana Roo, is expected to strengthen as it moves northward. AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski says, “Any tropical system in this area is likely to drift in a general northward direction, which will take it over the Gulf of Mexico by this weekend.” Civil Protection for the state of Quintana Roo has issued a blue alert (TS)…

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Mexico Riviera Maya News 

System causes tropical storm concern for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Persistent rains have seen many areas of Cancun and Riviera Maya flooded as residential streets and main fairways become almost impassable, however now, there is a tropical storm concern for the region.   The low-pressure trough that has been sitting over part of the Yucatan Peninsula has been the cause of more than 200 millimeters of rainfall over the past 72 hours. In Cancun, residents have been waterlogged as 209 millimeters has fallen in the past 72 hours. Streets have been flooding in many parts of Playa del Carmen…

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Shooting at Las Vegas concert deadliest in US history International 

Shooting at Las Vegas concert deadliest in US history

Las Vegas, Nevada — A shooting spree at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas Sunday has left at least 50 dead and more than 500 hospitalized. Reports from police say that a lone gunman opened fire on the concert crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Las Vegas strip Sunday night. Reports say hundreds of shots were fired with witnesses saying they also heard automatic gunfire. Stephen Paddock, the 64-year-old man who is reported responsible for the mass shooting, killed himself as police stormed his…

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More cartel leaders arrested, this time at US border Around Mexico 

More cartel leaders arrested, this time at US border

The brother of a powerful Sinolta cartel leader has been arrested at the Arizona border. The US Attorney’s Office in San Diego said the 38-year-old man was arrested and indicted on drug smuggling charges Friday, a day after he was arrested at Nogales, Arizona. The San Diego indictment accuses Alvaro Lopez Nuñez and five close associates of selling drugs and smuggling narcotic into the United States from 2005 until 2016. Drug Enforcement Administration made the arrest only a month after his nephew Damaso Lopez Serrano, who is said to be the…

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FBI says Mexico tourist destination ATMs vulnerable Cancun Mexico 

FBI says Mexico tourist destination ATMs vulnerable

Cancún, Q.R. — A recent anti-money laundering conference in Cancun has revealed the vulnerability of ATMs in tourist destinations of Mexico. Corey Hubbert, Special Agent Supervisor of the Office of Federal Investigations (FBI) based out of Mexico City revealed cities such as Los Cabos, Acapulco, Cancun and Playa del Carmen, among other tourist destinations, are vulnerable to ATM hacking. During the August 2 conference, Hubbert revealed that the FBI department of intelligence issued an alert two months ago about this vulnerability, which was transmitted to the Mexican Federal Police. He explained that…

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