Artemisa, Cuba – Considering the imminent danger that Tropical Storm Eta represents for the Cuban territory, the Provincial Defense Council of the Artemisa maintains vigilance over the hydro-meteorological event and adopts strategies to minimize the damage it could cause to the territory.
Commissions for the protection of the population have been activated in the 11 municipalities of the province, in the same way 696 people are identified in danger on the south coast due to possible penetration of the sea, 4 635 due to floods due to heavy rains and 531 due to coastal floods in the north, 722 of them would be in evacuation centers and the rest in family homes.
According to Jorge Félix Hernández Capote, Weather Forecast Specialist, the storm has gained in organization and the rains associated with the external bands of the system can extend until Wednesday, with strong winds that will generate coastal flooding.
For his part, Yury Vargas Napoles Territorial Director of ETECSA specified that they maintain stability in the systems. In addition, they protect, above all, the northern part due the penetrations of the sea. They have the means and labor forces to face the passage of the storm and the recovery stage.
Translated by Lorenzo Raúl Alonso López
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