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Civil Defense of Cuba issues early warning notice due to the influence of Cyclone Agatha

MADRID, Spain.- The Civil Defense (DC) of Cuba issued this Wednesday an Early Warning Notice “due to the presence of an extensive area of ​​low pressure and remnants of tropical cyclone Agatha.”

The authorities reported that special attention is being paid to its possible impact on Cuban territory. The governing bodies of the western and central provinces of the country and the population were instructed to remain attentive to the information from the Cuban Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) on the development of this event and increase hydrometeorological surveillance.

He also warned about the saturation of the soil, mainly in low-lying areas and poor drainage.

At the close of this June 1, the INSMET reported that during the next 48 hours the meteorological phenomenon could gain in organization. This will occur as it moves north-northeast through the Yucatan Channel, into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, transiting very close to or over western Cuba.

During the last few hours, the greatest accumulated rainfall on the island has been recorded in the provinces of Pinar del Río, Sancti Spíritus and Holguín.

Agatha is the first cyclone of the 2022 hurricane season.

During its passage through Mexico, it has so far left at least 11 people dead and another 33 missing.

Although Agatha has dissipated over Mexico, the moisture associated with the weather phenomenon continues to move. It could become the first tropical storm in the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.

In the 2021 hurricane season elsa and Going were the ones with the greatest impact for Cuba. Both caused heavy flooding, damage to the electrical system and damage to homes and agriculture.

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