Thursday, October 22, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, October 22

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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 Our Northern Zone remains in the Yellow phase on the state epidemiological light thru the 1st of November, as does the Southern Zone of the state. The Governor continues to encourage everyone to follow the measures of prevention to continue with the responsible economic recovery, including wearing face masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing.

Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report 220 positives with 19 deaths and 179 recovered.

On the national map for 10/21 the municipality reports 145 suspicious and 92 negatives (and 220 positives with 19 deaths). 

The state geoportal has a security warning lately. 



The low pressure system continues to move away to the east toward Florida and the Bahamas. It continues to have a low / 20% chance for development and is causing a large area of disorganized thunderstorms for Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

     In order to continue with economic recovery in a responsible and orderly manner, protocols against C-19 continue on North Beach and Playa Centro. Patrols continue by personnel with ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency), the National Guard, the municipal police, and the municipal departments of Civil Protection and Control (Fiscalizaci√≥n) to ensure that beach-goers are following the established regulations and that the concessionaires are following sanitary measures to contain the spread of the disease. 

     The director of ZOFEMAT, Kerem Pinto Aguilar said, "Our beaches are undoubtedly an important part to continue with the economic recovery of our municipality, but it is important to keep and follow sanitary measures to avoid going backward on the state epidemiological light, which would involve the closure of our beaches."

     She noted that citizenry play an important role in maintaining a balance between health care and economic recovery, following all health sector protocols, such as the proper use of face masks, frequent hand washing or using antibacterial gel, maintaining healthy distance and avoiding agglomerations.

       She pointed out that Isla Mujeres is standing on its feet, and ready to continue receiving visitors, with quality natural attractions and certifications of quality standards that give added value to the goodness this Pueblo Magico offers to local, national and international visitors. 

Don't drop your guard against Covid-19. Continue washing your hands correctly. Use face masks in public places. Avoid greeting by hugging, handshaking or kissing.

Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose. Follow the hygiene measure to prevent contagion of Covid-19.

From the Director of Civil Protection Merced Ortiz-- With the help of friends and neighbors adding their "grain of sand" (lending a hand).....MISSION COMPLETE! It was worth the effort!  Parque de la Jaula

From the Director of Civil Protection Merced Ortiz--In the wake of Hurricane Delta, we continue to respond to reports of affected trees which, because of their condition,  risk the property or life of citizens.

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Vendors selling at the "Flea Market" are complaining about the vendors who have set up along Rueda Medina avenue in the public spaces. They are unhappy about all the costs they pay for rent, utilities, employees, taxes and fees for City permits, which they say those vendors do not have, and they want intervention from the City because they consider this unfair. They say the proliferation of these sellers contributes to the problem of customers not coming to the "Flea Market" (which is located by Poc Na). LINK   VIDEO  

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The municipal Director of Ecology, Carlos Barranco, said his department continues working at reforestation by planting native plants in the central medians in colonia La Gloria. VIDEO   


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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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