Cuba is making progress on Wednesday 7, in the quantification of damage and recovery after the recent passage through the territory of tropical storm Elsa, while deploying prevention efforts against phenomena of this nature.
The day before, the President of the Republic, Miguel Diaz-Canel, evaluated the main effects due to the impact of the meteorological event this weekend and last Monday, and acknowledged the response of the authorities and the people.
The experience in the face of the storm showed the country’s organizational capacity to face such events, with a coherent, precise and effective action, said the head of state according to the website of the Presidency.
The president described the rains associated with Elsa as beneficial and assured that the effects were fundamentally in the electrical power generation system, almost completely restored; as well as in some houses, crops, roads and water supply or conduction systems.
During the government meeting, the president pondered how the different management structures of the island, with the participation of citizens, made it possible to face two complex problems at the same time: the COVID-19 pandemic and the tropical storm.
Diaz-Canel stressed that the work allowed training and preparation for the future occurrence of phenomena of greater intensity, and thus reduce possible damage to human lives and material resources. In this sense, he warned about the importance of «continuing to work from prevention», in a hurricane season with forecasts of being very active in the Caribbean area.
As the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba recalled, the nation is in a complex situation of transmission of COVID-19, especially in the western province of Matanzas.
Editora en idioma inglés del sitio web de Radio Ciudad del Mar.