Cuba recovers after passage of tropical storm Laura ( Photos)

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Cuba recovers after passage of tropical storm Laura ( Photos)

25 august 2020
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ETECSA workers implement measures to ensure the vitality of the telecommunications system and reduce damage. Photo: MICOM Cuba. / Twitter.

Tropical Storm Laura moves away from western Cuba as of this morning and enters the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico with better organization and slightly slowing its travel speed.

The National Civil Defense General Staff decided to establish the Recovery Phase for the provinces of Guantánamo, Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Las Tunas, Holguín, Camagüey, Ciego de Ávila, Sancti Spiritus, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara and Matanzas starting at 07.00 hours today.

Cubadebate carries out an update of the effects that this atmospheric phenomenon left and how Cuba recovers.


Laura’s damage evaluated in Santiago de Cuba

Meeting of the Provincial Defense Council (CDP) of Santiago de Cuba. Photo: ACN.

Linemen and other technicians are constantly working to restore the damage caused by tropical storm Laura in the electrical transmission system, mainly in the primary and secondary lines, especially in the Guamá municipality, in Santiago de Cuba, which was the most affected, reports this Tuesday the Cuban News Agency.

The total of the reported networks has already been reached, which are multiple in all the municipalities of the province, but the work can still take more than 24 hours, and it affects the availability of resources to replace the damaged, which in many cases is necessary recover, as explained by Leonel Ruiz Carrión, general director of the Electric Company in Santiago de Cuba.

These tasks become more important because the lack of electricity prevents the production of food, such as bread, and the pumping of water, essential due to the abrupt terrain of the province.

At a meeting of the Provincial Defense Council (CDP) it was reported that the evaluation and certification of the damages will be extended until next August 30, but in a preliminary way it was known that the house has counted 265 cases to date, of which 2 total collapses, 27 partial, 50 homes that lost their complete roofs, and 186 partially.

The territories most damaged in its buildings are, to date, Guamá, Santiago de Cuba and Third Front. Until this information, no houses were reported in San Luis.

In the city of Santiago, 26 schools were damaged, 7 of them due to falling trees, although they can be recovered before the start of the course, according to Yaneidis Hechavarria, president of the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power.

In the main arteries and other roads, more than 120 trees fell, whose remains are being collected at this time, and the 14 families affected by the fire at dawn on the 24th receive care, and the housing solution of each case is studied.

The total of evacuated by the rains return to their homes, and the Directorate of Hydraulic Resources pointed out that, as a positive effect of the rainfall, the 11 reservoirs they have have accumulated about 90 million cubic meters of water and 5 of them discharge into these moments.


(With information from agencies and press media)

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