Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, September 16

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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Happy Independence Day!
Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports another case of C-19 for a total of 180, with 12 deaths and 128 recovered. 
The state geoportal for 9/15 reports 21 active cases by colonia as: La Gloria- 6, Salina Chica-4, Ampl la Gloria-3, Caridad del Cobre-2, Miraflores-2, Guadalupana-2, Downtown-1, Salina Grande-1, and zero on the mainland.
 On the national map for 9/15, the municipality reports 5 suspicious and  77 negatives (and 179 confirmed with 12 deaths)

On the Federal Epidemiological Light, Quintana Roo is in the Yellow status.

The Tropical Wave off Africa is expected to form into a Tropical Depression in the next few days as it moves generally westward, with a 70% chance of formation within 5 days. Hurricane Teddy and Tropical Storm Vicky are expected to remain in the Atlantic & away from the Caribbean Sea.

In response to a citizen complaint via Facebook, a storm drain was promptly cleaned in Colonia Meteorologica by personnel from Civil Protection. The caption says We invite you to follow this official page of Civil Protection and the Firefighters of Isla Mujeres Protección Civil y Bomberos Isla Mujeres to make your reports directly or to tag us any reports, and we also remind you that the number for direct reports is 877-01-06

     The historic ceremony of the Cry for Independence, El Grito, was led by the Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Soberanis on the main balcony of the Town Hall, in compliance with the provisions issued by the Ministry of Health, and without public attendance. The national flag was flown and the bell was rung. The commemoration of the CCX anniversary of the Independence of Mexico was broadcast via social networks in order to prevent exposure of island families. Also in attendance was the Mayor's wife, Paola Orrico; members of the City Council; various Naval authorities; the Naval base Commander, Almirante Cuerpo General Diplomado Estado Mayor, José Luis Vergara Ibarra; Coronel Mario Gutiérrez Martínez was representing the commander of the 34th Military Zone; and the municipal Director of Public Secuity, Capitán de Navío Infante de Marina Paracaidista Diplomado de Estado Mayor, Eduardo Fouilloux Bataller was in attendance. VIDEO  

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Merchants and restaurateurs in Isla Mujeres are concerned because they have been receiving calls trying to extort money over the past two weeks from an individual who says he represents the Cartel del Golfo and that he has armed people on the island. The business owners say the complaint has been shared with the Mayor and the Chief of Police. The number, 9934456765, from the state of Tabasco has been reported many times. In regard to extortion calls from this number, the Prosecutor's Office, via the Cyber Police on their official page simply recommend not answering or hanging up on the call. (photo of number w Cyber-Alert which says if you are a victim, you can complain at 088) LINK  

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO    reporting that so far during this lobster season (which began July 1st and concludes at the end of February) there have been 51 fishermen-divers treated for decompression in the Hyperbaric Chamber. He notes there is one person under treatment for serious decompression and the caption notes that 90% of those treated have been from Isla Mujeres.


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 After Sunset--Sept 2 at 7:42
  Sept 3      8:15 
 Sept 4      8:48
Sept 5       9:21
Sept 6       9:54
Sept 7     10:30

 Sunset  7:02-6:35pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:31-6:38am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in September. They nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills.

Swimming with the whale sharks may continue until the end of September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia

Wednesday, Sept. 16--Independence Day  (The Grito is read by the Mayor each year on the night of the 15th, which will presumably be done virtually this year.)

Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC   

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