Raul Castro Tours Santiago de Cuba Hurricane-Hit Areas

Radio Havana Cuba

President Raul Castro visited some areas damaged by hurricane Sandy in the eastern Cuban province of Santiago de Cuba, where he checked the progress of the recovering work, revealed the national media today.

According to a television report, the president met with residents in Santiago de Cuba city, the most pounded by hurricane Sandy, which on October 25, 2012 early morning hit eastern Cuba with sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour, heavy rains, and sea flooding.

”We won’t stop until Santiago will be Santiago again”, said Raul Castro.

The Cuban president visited Celia Sanchez textile mill, where houses, the city scale model, and a transport base (which stores equipments donated by Venezuela for the recovering works) are being built.

The head of State also took part in the signing of agreements between Cuba and Venezuela, related to the support of the South American nation to mitigate the damage caused by Sandy, reported Juventud Rebelde newspaper.

Late Saturday afternoon, Raul Castro attended a meeting to check the actions that are being carried out for the recovery of Santiago de Cuba.

In his path through Santiago de Cuba, hurricane Sandy left serious damage in the housing and road infrastructure, the agriculture, and phone and power networks.

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