In Santiago de Cuba, a temporary working group chaired by the party’s First Secretary José Ramón Montegudo Ruiz and Governor Beatriz Johnson Urrutia assessed the effects of rains in recent days.
Montegudo stressed the need to “visit each affected location, evaluate the magnitude of the damage, the loss of state and personal resources”. Likewise, it was announced that the province exceeded the historical average for the month of June, and is 92.3% of the accumulated figure for the year; With 592 million cubic metres, the reservoir holds 85% of its capacity.
It was at 33% on May 20, so an increase of 357 million, only 345 million this month; Today he gave relief to 11 reservoirs. On the other hand, 1,164 people have been kept safe in the homes of families and neighbors—most of them concentrated in Contramestre—and will return to their homes when weather conditions improve.
In agriculture, although the impact has been mostly positive, it has had a negative impact on many hectares of crops, especially in San Luis, Songo-La Maya, UEB Los Reynaldos in Guamá and other isolated agricultural towns, such as Contramestre, Sevier , Guaniño and Camino de la Isla. Among other tasks, cattle were driven to Mela and Guamá; however, deaths of birds and other animals are recorded.
Housing still lists the effects on buildings and houses due to landslides, seepage, landslides … In the coming days the temporary working group will continue to examine the damage caused by the rains, as well as the measures to be taken.