Agencies Team Up To Repair Pumps & Avoid Damage
Residents living on the edge of the lakes are annoyed with the Civil Protection Department because the pumps were not turned on earlier, and many were concerned about losing their belongings. After Aguakan staff helped repair the pumps, and with the support of CAPA, they began working at full capacity, The Mayor oversaw the work, and levels began dropping and problems were averted. The mayor announced that a power generator was installed to reinforce the work of the pumps, because a failure in the electrical panel caused a malfunction. Source: Diario QRoo/Manuel Valdez
Kids Spot Young Croc In La Gloria Street: Returned To Mundaca
Apparently the heavy rains facilitated the escape of a young crocodile from its habitat in the lagoon area of the Hacienda Mundaca. It was over a meter long (>~3 feet) and reached a main street in La Gloria, some meters from the area of the fair of the Catholic Church, Sacred Heart of Jesus. At ~9pm on Tuesday, a dozen children caused an uproar when they spied the crocodile quietly walking along in water accumulated on the road. The rains must have caused the levels to exceed the concrete barrier that surrounds the area of these reptiles at Mundaca. Taxi drivers reported it to the local police, who reported it to Civil Protection, whose staff was given the task of returning it to its habitat. Neighbors who live adjacent to the former hacienda commented that this is not the first time this has occurred. Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez
Electrical Line Repairs
Workers with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) have been seen in various communities around the island making repairs to damage from wind and rain in La Gloria, Canotal, and downtown, using a "cherry picker" truck. It is noted that the level of water in the baseball stadium did not seem to be dropping, but with the assistance of three extraction pumps from Aguakan, the levels were dropping in the lake called Salinas, and water levels are expected to continue dropping in upcoming hours. Source: Respuesta/Jesus Molina
Navy Offers Assistance: Not Needed
The Navy applied its "Marina Plan" which consisted of having patrols touring the most vulnerable areas of the island. The previous day they began tours to assist the population after more than 76 hours of rain. The armed sailors where seen walking in La Guadalupania, which is one of the poorest neighborhood on the island, where people live in homes made of plywood, cardboard, and boards. The sailors met with residents to provide any required assistance, but none was needed. Since the forecast called for rain for the next 24 hours, they advised people to refrain from leaving their houses when possible, since moderate to heavy rainfall was expected. It was learned unofficially that the sailors will continue doing patrols around the streets of the island. It is recommended that people do not set their trash out in the streets because this is the cause of many of the storm drains becoming clogged, which causes flooding. Source Respuesta/Jesus Molina
Fishermen & Tour Boats Not Making Money
Rains again "made the rounds" in Isla Mujeres, affecting the nautical service providers and the fishermen. Some of the boats that were moored at docks became semi-submerged on Wednesday morning, and some were removed to the beach, and many worked removing sand and water, including about 8 fishermen who rescued a boat that was completely submerged. Fishermen and nautical tourism providers have suffered economically from being off duty for 4 consecutive days, and hope that the weather will allow the port to open on Thursday. Source: Por Esto
10% Increase In Respiratory Complaints
Last week, with changes in temperatures before the rains, there was a 10 percent increase in respiratory complaints at the General Hospital, mainly in children under five years of age. The Director noted that this is a normal increase when there is bad or changing weather, adding that in general a majority of the patients they see are coming in with respiratory or diarrheal disorders. He said it is important to treat respiratory illnesses in a timely fashion to prevent pneumonia. He said that ideally residents should avoid going out in the rain and should stay in their homes. He recommended they avoid food of dubious quality or items that are prepared where they do not guarantee quality and food hygiene. He urged people to eat food high in vitamin C and to go to the clinic immediately with symptoms of colds or upset stomachs, because self-medication can "mask the disorder". Source: Por Esto
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On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Barbara was a storm in the Pacific, that lost her name after hitting land, at which point she was called superficial & lacking in convections. Then she dropped a dozen inches of rain on us, and headed toward Florida, reinventing herself as Andrea.
TROPICAL STORM ANDREA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 2A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012013
100 AM CDT THU JUN 06 2013
...ANDREA MOVING NORTHWARD A LITTLE FASTER...
700 AM CDT THU JUN 06 2013
...ANDREA MOVING CLOSER TO THE FLORIDA BIG BEND...
...POTENTIAL FOR TORNADOES ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA
DURING THE MORNING... Tropical Storm Andrea is picking up some forward speed over the Gulf of Mexico as it moves towards a landfall along the coastline of Florida's Big Bend later today. Tropical storm conditions are already occurring in that area. The primary impacts of Andrea today will be the heavy rain over much of the Florida peninsula and the coast of the southeast U.S., storm surge flooding along portions of the west coast of Florida, and isolated tornadoes over the Florida peninsula.Get the latest on Andrea, including warnings and graphics, on the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov For local impacts, visit the NWS website at www.weather.gov
Tvisla Mujeres Protección Civil espera que los niveles en las Salinas regresen a su normalidad en 3 días más, sin embargo se esperan lluvias esporádicas
Ibette de AlcocerMerca Isla Que esperan?? los estoy esperando en BUFALO!! aqui en la salina chica! Av. Martínez Ross! si vienes y consumes mas de 100, te hago descuento! (no incluye promociones) ¡APROVECHA! ¡solo hoy!
It says....We have a large menu with many delicious, top quality choices. Why wait? We are waiting for you at Bufalo. Here in Salina Chica on Avenue Martinez Ross. If you come and spend more than 100 pesos, we'll give you a discount (Specials Excepted) Check it out! Only Today!
Tony Garcia It s crazy. Those operators. Risk to go to whales sharks tours. The. Tourist not have any idea about it way out when the weather still not pass. Well. Much better wait another good day to go that risk to have a bad experience
Tony Garcia i came to downtown this early morning by bicycle, not bad the coming.to back it s the difficult..then start to rain again, now stop.but we never know. i see my brother chano and tinos cleaning the fishes on the beach they got good catch it looks that all kinds of fish are running away. i stop by carey diver shop to talk and wait till the rain stop.. i check my boat it s okay bilge the water out..take short video..back home and here i am..
Betsy Snider It really was sunny just 15 min ago! Posted ~9a
Jackie Conlon added 3 photos from June 5, 2013 to the album Isla Mujeres - Food June 2013.
#1Fredy's baked shrimp. One of my favorite dishes at Fredy's.
#2 Steve's pork chop at Fredy's. Another great dish! — in Isla Mujeres.Miguel's Moonlight - Coconut chicken —
Miguel's Moonlight - Garlic grouper — in Isla Mujeres.
Isla Mujeres Artist Fair Scheduled 4-7 today On The Square
TVIM reported sunshine at sunrise.
Last night Capt Tony wrote.. Tony GarciaI found the turtle in the patio of my house this noon.after be missing from three weeks I think,we'll one morning I was prepared to go ISLA contoy noe my nephew found this turtle on the street across olivias restaurant,he toke it and bringing to home leave inside the bathroom,but I forget and went to the restroom and leave open the door ,when we come back from the tour the turtle been desapear,we don t find it,so. I put in the icebox,cut a piece of tomato one cherry, he was very hungry because to ten minutes he already ate all,,coming back home I put in bag like fishing net,the turtle was sleeping taking siesta after having good meal,I arrive to betsy house put it the yard where chickens are,so now it s an happy turtle and one more pet for the animal family..
From Rob's recent visit...
Rob Herrin I found that lost shaker of salt. It was hiding behind my margarita! Doh!
5° EVENTO ANUAL DE EDUCACIÓN Y PREVENCIÓN DEL VIH-SIDA ISLA MUJERES
June 14 at 8:00pm
Casa Havana Cafe Paladar updated their cover photo.It says that on Wednesday, the directors and heads of agencies were the only ones working, to ensure services continued while city workers and residents remained safe. Residents were advised to take precautions and monitor official information which would be released continually in different medias.
Yesterday was World Environmental Day
Hotel Posada Del Mar Dia Mundial del Medio Ambiente 05/06/13
Last 24 hrs "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
The Early Edition with the newspaper photographs and headlines is usually published around sunrise.
This Final Edition with the translated articles, plus original photos including the sunrise and the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section usually publishes around noon.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
Usually if an article is "missing", it may have been published in another paper recently, and translated.in a previous post.