Saturday, October 10, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, October 10

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 Today the municipality continues to report 212 positives with 17 deaths, and there are 176 recovered.

     The state Geoportal for Oct. 9 reports 2 active cases by colonia as: Salina Grande-1, Downtown-1 and none on the mainland part of the municipality.      
   On the national map for Oct. 9, the municipality reports 129 suspicious and 92 negatives (and 212 positives with 17 deaths)

In Isla Mujeres, we are ready for your visit, come get to know our island and enjoy it. 

After the passage of Hurricane Delta, which affected some areas of the municipality, in coordination with the state DIF (social service agency) the municipal government provided food support to members of fishing cooperatives, tourism cooperatives, comisionista/buskers, and porters.  Pantries were also delivered to widows of fishermen, as well as seamen, because it was Islander Fishermen Day. The municipal DIF director, Yuseli Lopez Tec, said that efforts continue to take care of the most vulnerable families affected by both the coronavirus pandemic and the recent passage of Hurricane Delta.

From the Mayor--Aguakan informs us that they are pumping water to Isla Mujeres at maximum capacity, but low pressure is being experienced in certain parts of the island due to the high demand for water.

October 9-Day of the Islander Fishermen 

Posted yesterday by the Director of Civil Protection--We continue working and today we dismantled the senior citizen's dome that was knocked down by Hurricane Delta.

Posted by the Director of Civil Protection yesterday- Hats off to the great Civil Protection team that have been working since Tropical Storm Gamma and now Hurricane Delta without resting for a single minute! Multiplying and redoubled efforts 7 days / 24 hrs. Applause to them and all the emergency personnel that were working before during and after the passage of every storm, while others rested and were in their homes. Honor to those who deserve it!

Photos of Civil Protection posted yesterday by Alessandra Perra- She said she has a great respect for these workers and wrote: Many don't have a clue what it's like to be in their shoes and what it's like to work 24 hrs in a row for others, having to leave home and family to fulfill their commitment and working for others. It's a commitment they make when they began working for this governmental agency. My total respect and admiration to each and every one of you.

TVisla Mujeres    

TV Isla Mujeres reports that Aguakan hasn't been able to restore 100% normal service of the due to problems with the electric power supply in Cancun, from where it is pumped. The manager said that as of Saturday, the pump by the airfield which normally works at 2.5 kg was up to 1.2 kg, and the pressure in the system across the island was at 50% and recovering little by little. Although the tap water was still working at lower pressure on Saturday, the treatment plant was working normally. He said, "We are getting the whole system back, it will take today to tomorrow, unless more power failures occur."

TV Isla Mujeres reports that fourteen solar lights along the malecon near Isla 33 were affected by Hurricane Delta. The posts are inclined or bent to the ground, and the tops have been secured. They should be reinstalled this week. They didn't fall apart, nor did the lights along the path of Salina Grande lake.    

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO--The Director of Civil Protection, Merced Ortiz Maya, explains that they are cordoning off about 100 meters of malecon in front of Isla 33, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, because the cliff was damaged by Hurricane Delta. They will ask the National Council for Prevention of Natural Disaster for a study and assistance. This is preventative work and he asks the cooperation of the citizenry to respect the barriers which are for their security.


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Thursday, Oct 1 at 6:49, just after sunset
  Oct 2      7:22 
 Oct 3      7:55
Oct 4       8:29
Oct 5      9:07
Oct 6     9:48

 Sunset  6:34-6:11pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:38-6:49am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC

Turtles continue nesting in October.

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. The season officially ends on the 15th, but monitoring continues thru the end of the month. Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols.






Oct. 6-10, -Draconid meteors, peaking on evening of Oct. 7, but should be worth watching on the night before and after, also This is an evening meteor shower, that you don't have to stay up late to watch...look before the waning moon rises in mid-to-late evening. It is usually a slow shower with a meteor every 10-15 minutes. But it is known for having 'bursts" of hundreds or thousands of meteors in occasional years, which aren't predicted with any certainty.  "Meteor showers are like fishing. You go, and sometimes you catch something." 

Oct 20-21-22-Orionid meteors peak in the early morning hours. There's more activity after midnight and the maximum amount in the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 20th & 21st . These are "shooting stars" from Halley's Comet & occur from early October to early November as the earth passes thru its debris.

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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