In Santiago de Cuba, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Jose Ramon Montegudo Ruiz and Governor Beatriz Johnson check out the early effects of intense rains in the area the day before.
At the provincial government headquarters, Montegudo Ruiz said the work is being done to protect people’s lives and material resources, an objective for which it must be conducted in a timely and prompt manner.
According to Gerardo Guinerte, representative of Hydraulic Resources, the province reached 92.3 percent (%) above the historical average for the month of June and, in addition, he said that all reservoirs were favored.
He added that the province accumulates 85% of filling capacity, while 11 of the 16 water supply sources have received relief, including Protesta de Baragua, Charco Mono, Maicara, La Mazagua and Canasi.
William Hernández, Coordinator of Programs and Objectives for Agriculture, commented on the accounting of damage caused to cassava, sweet potato and corn crops in the municipalities of Palma Soriano, Contramestre and Guamá, and also to structures in the productive poles, as well as to the surrounding areas.
Odexa Fuentes, in charge of the evacuation committee, insisted that 1,164 people were safe in the homes of families and neighbors due to overflowing rivers and low-lying areas near reservoirs.
Ricardo Serrano, head of the territorial division of Cuban SA’s telecommunications company, said fixed and mobile telephone service had been restored in the municipality of Tercera Frente, which had been disrupted for more than 13 hours.
Likewise, he stressed that there are 690 blockages pending, which will be resolved if weather conditions permit, as the province has the necessary resources.