Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, October 28

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Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 221 positives with 20 deaths and 181 recovered.
On the national map for 10/27 the municipality reports 139 suspicious and 99 negatives.
The state geoportal reports 6 active cases by colonia as 3 downtown, 2 in La Gloria and 1 in Salina Chica. 

 On Monday, 10/26, the municipality reported an additional case of C-19, for a total of 221, with 20 deaths and 181 recovered.
On Tuesday, 10/27 those numbers were unchanged.
>>For 10/26, the state geoportal reports 6 active cases by colonia as Salina Chica-1, La Gloria-2 and Downtown-3.
>>On the national map for 10/26, the municipality reports 139 suspicious and 99 negatives (with 221 positives and 20 deaths).

 Photo credit Merly Che Celis-Zeta winds damaged a roof downtown
 Hurricane Zeta landed down at the municipality ofTulum, and while our municipality experienced gusty winds and rain, the after-effects were minor & the tourism infrastructure remained intact. Tuesday morning crews are picking up branches and cleaning out the storm drains. The Mayor reported a "Saldo Blanco"--no serious incidents.

The Mayor says: Thanks to joint work between the citizens and the authorities who carried out all the preventative measures in the face of the imminent arrival of Hurricane Zeta, our Isla Mujeres is on its feet and ready to continue its recovery. I thank everyone who contributed before, during and after the hurricane's arrival and who through their effort made it possible for us to move forward.


Before Hurricane Zeta passed, residents were invited to stay in their homes and preventative work was done. Afterward, the streets and beaches were cleaned in the municipality. VIDEO    

A reminder from the City to take care of your health and wear your face mask correctly, and remember that wearing it is mandatory in public places.

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A Code Red was activated last night around 8pm when authorities received a report of an execution in colonia La Gloria, after residents were alerted by the sound of a gunshot. The victim, Rusel H.E.N., ~22, was given first aid, but the Red Cross paramedics found that he had been shot in the head, with an entrance and exit wound. From the position of the body, it was presumed that he was dozing, reclined on a concrete bench-stoop, when he was shot. but nothing is known about the perpetrator(s) or if they arrived on foot or used a vehicle. Neighbors said they only heard a sound, and some thought it was the noise of a roof panel, and didn't imagine that a young man had been executed. Authorities at the scene included personnel with the municipal Department of Public Security, the National Guard and the Prosecutor's Office, as well as the Red Cross. It is noted that last Saturday, a Code Red was activated after there were gunshots at the Fire Station, where a worker there was shot in both legs. LINK   VIDEO  

Beaches post-Zeta. Photo credit Lalo Torres

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

Hurricane Prep 101---Secure your moto! 😉
Photo credit: Jesús Daniel Caamal Caballero


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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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