Local people in Meteoro 2012

Meteoro1AAna Isa Delgado Jardines, president of the Civil Defense Council in the Isle of Youth, exhorted the members of the command posts and the population in general to evaluate every measure during the encounter that began the Nacional Civil Defense Drill “Meteoro 2012”.

 

The exercise has the objective of preparing for facing hurricanes and droughts, phenomena that affect the Isle of Youth frequently

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Photo: Arturo Enamorado López

Ana Isa Delgado Jardines, president of the Civil Defense Council in the Isle of Youth, exhorted the members of the command posts and the population in general to evaluate every measure during the encounter that began the Nacional Civil Defense Drill “Meteoro 2012”.

The First Secretary of the Municipal Commitee of the Party before armed institutions and sub-groups of the economy highlighted that the territory has its best conditions for facing hurricanes and prolonged droughts.

She also recalled that the Special Municipality is the second place in Cuba that is impacted by cyclons, which obligue to deepen in the elimination of the vulnerabilities and to safeguard people lives, food and maritime and terrestrial transportation.

In this first day, the participants knew about the weather conditions and received an ample explanation on the characteristics of the hurricane season, which is qualified for above-normal by specialists.

The drill will be good for pointing out the plans to face possible structural and fuctional breaches that can exist.

It will allow to the Command Posts to ensure the plans to prevent and address the impact of natural disasters or excepcional situations succesfully.

On Sunday the exercise will be dedicated to practical activities with the population, which will be aimed to the hygienization of the neighborhoods and communities with the pruning of trees and the cleaning of channels and ditches.

This drill will show how we have prepared to face any natural disaster, and it is more significant because in a few days the hurricane season in Cuban will officially begin

 

Traslation: Lien Fernández Sánchez

 

 

 

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