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The beaches of Isla Mujeres are ready to receive visitors after the passage of Hurricane Grace.
Sea turtles are born in Isla Mujeres a few hours after the passage of the Hurricane Grace. Thankfully the little ones are safe. Photo credit:
larger-than-usual waves from the remnants of Hurricane Grace attracted
two surfers until Naval personnel advised them to stop. A third surfer
arrived as they were leaving and also left. They were in the vicinity of
the Aeropuerto neighborhood. Photo credit:
Photos post-Grace Photo Credit:
A look at the isle after hurricane Grace, including some decent surf along the Caribbean road. Thanks, Chris!
During the approach of Hurricane Grace-Punta Sur Thanks, Chris Lane!
The port was closed on Thursday and the ferries resumed operations on Friday. Photo credit:
Wednesday.....Noti Isla Mujeres reports a woman received three gunshot wounds last night when she and her partner were traveling in a VW "Golf" on the road to Garrafon, near the Maria Elena hotel, by the Casa del Zorro, where they encountered a parked car at the 'bocacalle' (a street-end). A man who appeared to be waiting for them exited the vehicle with a "arma corta" (pistol, lit. short gun) and fired repeatedly, injuring Yahaira N. and leaving 21 cartridges behind. Her partner Jesus N., originally from Isla Mujeres, quickly drove to the Community Hospital, where she was given preliminary treatment for the three impacts in different parts of her body, before being transported to a hospital in Cancun, where she was reportedly out of danger. The crime scene was cordoned off and the Ministerial Police began their investigation. The incident occurred shortly before midnight yesterday.
Wednesday 8p The Governor says Hurricane Grace has sustained winds of 130 km gusting to 155 km (80-95mph) and its effects are starting to be felt in parts of the state. He encourages everyone to stay calm & be prepared in accordance with the "culture of hurricanes" that distinguishes residents of Q Roo.
Wednesday 7p... Our municipality is under an Orange alert, High Danger. Today, the municipal Department of Civil Protection has been clearing drainage channels, trimming trees, and other preventative works. The state Dry Law began at 5p and the Governor advised everyone to stop work by 5p, and to close businesses by 8p when everyone should be at home or in a storm refuge.
Tuesday....Ultramar says they will begin their operations tomorrow, Wed, Aug. 18, at the usual hours for the route between Puerto Juarez and Isla Mujeres. The last crossing from Puerto Juarez will be at 6p and the last crossing from isla Mujeres will be at 6p. Then operations will be suspended until there is a new advisory.
Tuesday 11p...Tonight the Governor said it will be work as usual tomorrow because no problems are expected until the early hours of Thursday, when Grace is expected to land south of Tulum, according to current forecasts.
Tortugranja improvised an incubation pen for sea turtle nests near Half
Moon Beach / Playa Media Luna, temporarily blocking off the area. The
signs record the number & type of eggs and when & where they
were laid. Photo credit:
Tuesday 2p...The Governor advises residents to avoid panic-shopping; to stay calm & prepare for strong winds & rain; to gather up articles from your yards, patios & roofs that could become projectiles; and to check the status of your doors and windows. Grace is expected to arrive at the coast of Q Roo as a Category 1 hurricane, landing south of Tulum during the wee hours of Wednesday night-Thursday morning. The main storm shelter on the island is at the southeastern part of the isle; with the taxi union lodge, municipal employees union facility and Community Center as back-up shelters. We're currently in the Green alert status, low danger. The Governor will provide an update at his 8p video tonight, and throughout the day tomorrow every three or four hours, regarding the trajectory and strength of Tropical Storm Grace.
Tuesday noon....Our area's Alert status has been moved from Blue (minimal danger) to Green (low danger). The graphic says you should continue to monitor advisories from official sources, ensure your food and water are clean, avoid walking in affected areas or on downed cables or dangerous materials, and take precautions against mudslides in you live around slopes.
Tuesday Aug 17....
Tuesday....In Q Roo, 90% of those hospitalized with C-19 are unvaccinated, according to the Governor. Of the other ten percent, 8.5% were partially vaccinated and 1.5% had both shots. Masks are mandatory by law in public places, and businesses are required to facilitate contagion prevention measures such as social distancing, use of gel/handwashing, and state-imposed capacity limits. He also advised avoiding crowds, declining invitations to gatherings & parties, and giving preference to well-ventilated & open-air spaces.
personnel responded to a 911 call about a fire at Rolandi's Pizzeria
located downtown on the pedestrian street Hidalgo, where employees had
already suffocated the flames which were in the "chimenea"-pizza oven
& its chimney. Photo credit:
Tuesday....On September 30th, Atenea Gómez Ricalde will begin her three-year term as Mayor of Isla Mujeres. In a video interview, she said her priority is the health and security of the islanders, including cleaning up the isle and the Trash Transfer facility. This week she met with officials with the municipal and state government and the CFE (Federal Electrical Commission), who announced plans to install a more modern, quieter electrical generator at the southeastern part of the isle to replace the mega-generator at the airfield. A CFE official said replacement of the underwater electrical cable will be a five-year project and they have been unsuccessful at securing a bid-contract for the job, and are launching another call this month.
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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe, Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events.
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 US National Hurricane Center