Sunday, October 8, 2017

Isla Mujere Daily News & Events Sunday, Oct. 8

You can donate to earthquake victims at the Red Cross or CRIM. They are seeking non perishable foods, personal hygiene donations, and medical & first aid items. See list at the bottom of this page.

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Good results with the passage of "Nate"

Thanks to actions by the municipal government 

Buenos resultados

Destaca Juan Carrillo, tras el paso de “Nate”

Lanrry Parra

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de octubre.-
Leer más.Full article at this link..


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

There are posts from Friday about the Orange alert with advice to be cautious and stay at home & to pay attention to official information. There is a video about the junk removal campaign. And a post Friday evening saying Nate had changed trajectory, and normal commercial activities were resuming, but residents should continue to pay attention to official information and be cautious. Saturday morning a notice advised that a yellow alert was still in place for the state, and that Nate had become a Category 1 hurricane, and was ~334 kilometers north of Holbox with Tropical Storm strength winds extending out 205 kilometers.

There is an article about a workshop teaching teen students what to do in the case of telephone extortion LINK 

There is a video from Saturday morning saying to not listen to rumors and to pay attention to official sources during the passage of Nate

There is an announcement from the Hurricane Committee saying there was a 'saldo blanco' / no incidents  from the passage hurricane Nate.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

TVIM has the same information as the City page about being prepared for Nate & having no incidents, and also notes the Navy toured around the colonias of the island as part of the Plan Marina, making sure that precautions were taken and they were ready to offer assistance.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Fishermen returning to work
Pescadores salen hoy al mar. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 Oct 7 Most of the fishermen will return to work on Sunday and Monday, after the water clears, which usually takes 48 hours after a storm. Last week they were having a lot of seaweed in their nets. The fishermen who stay in the camp at Isla Contoy, where they use nets to catch lobster, will be returning to take advantage of the lobsters returning to the bay, where the fishermen experience the best catches in autumn and winter.

It was lucky that Nate changed course 
“Corrimos con suerte”+] Ver masFull article at this link

Calm after the storm  
Después de la tormenta viene la calma [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Oct 7   When the danger from hurricane "Nate" had passed, boat that had sheltered in the Makax lagoon began returning to their normal locations and activities. At 9am the Harbor Master said things were returning to normal. At 7am normal ferry crossings had resumed to Puerto Juarez, and just before noon, tourists were arriving to visit the beaches.

Good response from residents 
Buena respuesta ciudadana [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  Families cooperated with cleaning of their yards and patios, and there is a strong "culture of prevention" among island residents.
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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos,  Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.


October Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Sunday, Oct. 1 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Full moon Thursday, Oct. 5

                                                                    Sunset ~6:30
Oct. 5  6:49
Oct. 6  7:33
Oct. 7   8:19
Oct. 8  9:09
Oct. 9  10:01
Oct. 10  10:57
Sunday, Oct. 8: 43nd Anniversary of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo

 Sunday, Oct. 8  Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Monday, Oct. 9  Day of Fishermen

Thursday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Sunday. Oct. 15 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Saturday, Oct. 21  Anniversary of the birth of Ramon Bravo

Sunday, Oct. 22 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Saturday, Oct. 28 8p Mundaca Theater 8pm "Festival of the Dead" (In the end, we are born to die)
Sunday Oct. 29 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Tuesday, Oct. 31 Halloween 

Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

At this time of year, Mexican families remember & celebrate their departed relatives. Hanal Pixan is the name of the Mayan celebration. Altars are made with photos of the deceased, where offerings of favorite foods and items are placed, copal incense is burned, and marigold flower petals are often used. The schools usually have altar contests & displays, there's usually one in the Town Hall, and last year there was a display of altars representing different of Mexico at the Casa de la Cultura.
        All Saints Day & All Souls Day, Nov. 1 & 2, are the Dias de los for children, one for adults, when families visit graves & clean & decorate them. On the island, these are private moments in the cemeteries, not public celebrations like in many parts of Mexico. 

   There is usually a silent procession with residents dressed in white, black, and traditional clothing, and many wear Catrina makeup. In addition to keeping these traditions alive, Halloween is celebrated enthusiastically on Hidalgo. Bring lots of little items & be prepared to be mobbed by cute kids and to enjoy the various impressive, clever homemade costumes.

Sources for Storm Information & Weather:
Tropical Tidbits
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 (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).

Donation needs:
  The Mexican Red Cross Facility Isla Mujeres is in La Gloria, telephone 8770280. Here are lists of what is required, based on evaluations of needs & damages. No water, No clothing, No medicines.
For the Food kits: Nonperishables in cans & bags, not the big bulk cans or pkgs: Tuna, sardines, beans, rice, lentils, dry pasta, canned veg & chiles, broth, salt, mayo, cooking oil, instant coffee, sugar, jam, chocolate powder or tablets, cookies & crackers.

Hygiene kits: TP (4 rolls), Feminine napkins, toothbrushes & paste, shampoo, bar soap, razors.
Baby kits: Diapers (12 pk), wet wipes, baby oil, baby talc, neutral soap, shampoo, baby bottles, baby food, honey for babies, blankets
Cleaning kits: Detergent, cleaning soap, brooms, brushes, dustpan, buckets, squeegees, mops, rakes

 The DIF social service agency is seeking donations of medical supplies, clean clothing, and bottled water at the CRIM (physical rehab) facilities in La Gloria, including disposable gloves, masks, gauze, bandages, surgical supplies & gloves & scrub brushes, IV equipment, syringes, hydrogen peroxide, antiseptic, and tape, as well as clean sheets, blankets, personal hygiene items and unexpired medications. 9a-4p at the DIF.

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