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Yesterday's panic in Terminal 3 of the Cancun airport was due to a false alarm from a misinterpretation of a loud noise that occurred when three 'totem-type' signs fell over, which weighing about 50 kilos (110 lbs) each. They were inadvertently pushed over by someone rushing to a gate.
The statement released by ASUR (Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste), who operate the airport, also clarified that the various versions of what happened, which were "all unfounded", caused the activation of protocols for emergencies and evacuation, in order to safeguard the integrity and safety of those using the airport, the workers, and aircraft. It concluded by saying that any type of risk which would prohibit the terminal from continuing to operate normally was ruled out.
This reporter says the flames shooting in the air at left from the roof are from two stationary propane tanks. He notes there is a water truck from the Navy, as well as the Aguakan water truck. The fire has consumed nearly all of the palapas of Dolphin Discovery in Sac Bajo. He estimates that practically everything in the interior has been consumed by flames. He believes the fire is under control in the interior, noting that flames are still shooting from the propane tanks, at left. (In this video, you can see the palm branches moving in the wind...the winds caused the flames to spread quickly.) LINK
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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.
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