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Petro offers help to Cuba and America affected by Hurricane Ian

Petro offers help to Cuba and America affected by Hurricane Ian

During the re-launch of the Commission for Follow-up, Promotion and Verification of the Implementation of the Final Agreement for the Compliance of the Peace Agreement and the National Commission for Security Guarantees, Petro sent a message of support to the two countries that are still in the recovery stage.

At the event, which was attended by Cuba’s ambassador, Javier Camano, the head of state said Colombia would try to send humanitarian aid to both countries.

If the United States requires it, “some kind of contribution may be made to the State of Florida”, which is also severely affected by the meteorological phenomenon.

“Let this be an opportunity to offer them our solidarity. We can also send humanitarian aid to the United States if they need it, as many Colombians consider it their second homeland,” the president said.

Category three on the Saffir–Simpson scale, Hurricane Ian, with a maximum of five, made landfall in Cuba on September 27 and crossed the island from south to north at its western end.

In its wake, accompanied by heavy rain and strong winds in excess of 200 kilometers per hour, it caused the death of two people in Pinar del Río, and left a trail of damage to the power system, partial and complete collapse of homes and state structures. , felled trees and damage to agriculture, among other damages.

From different parts of the world, solidarity groups and governments expressed their support for the Cuban authorities and people to recover.

After leaving Cuba, it intensified and reached Florida with Category Four, and caused many damages to various populations of that peninsula in the southern United States.


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