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On September 19, a 7.1-magnitute earthquake shook Mexico, leveling several buildings and causing damage to life and limb.
In Mexico City, the death toll has reached nearly 200 — more than 300 people lost their lives across the affected region. According to the Los Angeles Times, rescue efforts are slowing.
The earthquake struck less than two weeks after an 8.2-magnitude tremor rocked the country’s southern coast. In some areas, like the town of Juchitán, a hotel and bar became rubble.
Despite the destruction, travelers should know that it’s still safe to travel to Mexico. Even in Mexico City, most tourist destinations are still open to the public.
Unfortunately, many buildings were damaged in the popular and historic El Centro and Roma districts of Mexico City, according to Fortune. Beyond the city, other areas in the states of Puebla and Morelos were hard hit.
The southeastern United States is facing the risk for damaging thunderstorms this weekend.
A pattern of persistent downpours, beginning with a rainstorm this weekend is likely to disrupt travel, hinder outdoor plans and projects and put summer heat on hold in the Northeast into early August.
Gusty winds caused blowing dust to sweep across the Las Vegas area on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions for travelers.
Near-record heat will set the stage for a heightened risk of wildfires in the southwestern United States, including Southern California, this week.
The intense record heat baking the south-central United States is expected to get trimmed back early this week, but a sweep of refreshing air is not on the horizon.
A deadly heat wave is expected to continue into early week across Japan as Ampil bypasses the region to the south.
An uptick in monsoon rainfall is expected to heighten the flood threat across eastern and northern India this week.