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Measures taken in Santiago de Cuba before threat of hurricane Irma

The Provincial Defense Council and the 9 Municipal Defense Councils in Santiago de Cuba were activated due to the danger of Hurricane Irma.


6 de septiembre de 2017 - Taken from the ACN

The Provincial Defense Council and the 9 Municipal Defense Councils in Santiago de Cuba were activated due to the danger of Hurricane Irma.

After the announcement of the Information Stage for the provinces from Guantanamo to Matanzas, the institutions distributed tasks, above all, those that protect the lives of the population and economic resources.

Specialists of Water Resources in the eastern province carried out a technical revision of the 11 reservoirs that accumulates close to 57 percent of its total capacity.

Cutting tree branches and unclogging canals and bridges with difficulties in river drainage in the mountainous areas like Guama and the Tercer Frente, in addition to the main city of Santiago de Cuba and Songo-La Maya are underway.

The head of the Civil Defense in the province, Hernan Nieves said that other measures have been put into practice, which are the technical revision and supply of fuel for generators located in key sites.

The agriculture system began its collecting of root vegetable for its immediate distribution and sale to the population while the main evacuation centers are being prepared for the protection of the population.

The authorities have reiterated the need for the population to maintain alert to the orientations of the Meteorology Institute and the Civil Defense and comply with the measures ordered by the local authorities.

Irma is currently a category 5 hurricane in the Saffir-Simpson scale and its estimated trajectory incudes the north of the eastern provinces starting on Thursday.  It is necessary to follow the course and future evolution of this intense tropical hurricane.


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