According to Cuban First Viceminister of Tourism, Alexis Trujillo, many of the recreational facilities are already in operation
The electricity network was severely damaged with the passage of Hurricane Irma in the province of Sancti Spiritus, particulary in Yaguajay and in the capital city
In a message sent to the Cuban people, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Raul Castro said that: “One principle remains immovable: the Revolution will leave no one unprotected and measures are already being adopted to ensure that no Cuban family is left to their fate”. “We face the recovery with the […]
The greatest contribution of dangerous Hurricane Irma in Sancti Spiritus was the 731 000 000m³ of water received in the nine reservoirs that exist in this central Cuban province between Friday and Sunday. At that moment the territory stored 928 000 000m³, which represents 72 percent of its reservoirs’ capacity. The local Zaza dam, which was just […]
About four thousand people began to be evacuated since Thursday, September 7, in the municipality of Yaguajay, to the north of the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus. According to civil defense plans, these people should move to state institutions where shelter is provided in case of powerful hurricanes. The proximity of the category-five Hurricane […]
The central province of Sancti Spíritus, in the face of the imminent passing of Hurricane Irma on the outskirts of Cuban territory, is in hurricane watch phase since this Thursday morning reinforcing measures for risk reduction. According to a note issued today by the National Civil Defense General Staff, the provinces of Guantánamo, Santiago de […]
Since the Information Phase was decreed in Sancti Spiritus last Tuesday afternoon, the Provincial Defense Council of this central Cuban territory was summoned to begin implementing the measures planned for this stage. The preparation of the evacuation centers, the protection of economic resources and institutions, and the availability of generators in the event of a […]
Taking into consideration the characteristics of this extreme hydro meteorological event and its predicted path, the Cuban Civil Defense decreed the Information Phase for the province of Sancti Spiritus, along with the rest of the terriotories from Guantanamo to Matanzas yesterday afternoon. The now category five powerful Hurricane Irma, continues to intensify and will maintain […]
A keynote speech titled “Cuba’s Civil Defense System, Fifty Years of Learned Lessons” is opening the working sessions today at the Ninth International Conference on Natural Disasters, running until June 20.
Through Meteoro 2014 Popular Exercise, Cuba demonstrated its capacity to face natural or technological disasters previous the start, on June 1st, of the hurricane season.