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Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Climbs as Dozens Sleep on Streets
The death toll from one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico rose to at least 61 early Saturday as workers scrambled to respond to the destruction just as Hurricane Katia struck its coastline.
The 8.1 quake off the southern Pacific coast just before midnight Thursday toppled hundreds of buildings in several states. Hardest-hit was Juchitan, Oaxaca, where 36 people died and a third of the city’s homes collapsed or were otherwise rendered uninhabitable, President Enrique Pena Nieto said late Friday in an interview with the Televisa news network.
In downtown Juchitan, the remains of brick walls and clay tile roofs cluttered streets as families dragged mattresses onto sidewalks to spend a second anxious night sleeping outdoors. Some were newly homeless…
Parts of Florida left looking like a ghost-town as millions flee Hurricane Irma
Usually crowded and bustling streets in Florida have been left deserted as millions flee the oncoming Hurricane Irma.
Eerie images have emerged from the state as around 5.6 million people have been told to evacuate….
Google Maps Is Working With Florida to Help Evacuees Get Away From Hurricane Irma
As cars flood the roads in a bid to outrun Hurricane Irma, Google Maps and the state of Florida are working together to make it easier for any last-minute evacuees to make it to safety.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott advised in a press conference Friday that evacuees can turn to Google—and a host of other apps—to make their escape.
“We have coordinated with Google’s emergency response team to prepare to close roads in Google Maps in real time in the event that Hurricane…