Cuba sends condolences to Mexico for the victims of Cyclone Agatha

Cuba sent this Wednesday its condolences to the people and Government of Mexico for the death of at least 11 people, 33 reported missing and the damage left by Cyclone Agatha as it passed through the south of that country and especially in the state of Oaxaca.

“We convey our heartfelt condolences and solidarity to the Mexican people and government for the loss of human lives and damage caused by Cyclone Agatha,” wrote the Island’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez, on his Twitter profile.

The Cuban foreign minister extended his message of condolences to the families and relatives of the victims of this meteorological event, the first cyclone of the 2022 Pacific season, which this Monday impacted as a category 2 hurricane in Oaxaca, one of the poorest areas of the country. country.

As it passes through Mexican territory, the storm has also left numerous material damages and more than 70,000 affected users in Oaxaca and Veracruz, according to data from the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).

The National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC) described damage to roads and bridges due to landslides, overflowing rivers and falling trees.

The arrival of Agatha marks the beginning of an “active season” of hurricanes —from this June 1 to November 30— that forecasts up to 40 named tropical cyclones by 2022, of which at least five will impact the North American country, both from the Pacific and the Atlantic, according to the forecasts of the Mexican Meteorological Service.

In fact, the remnants of this cyclone may become the first tropical storm this year in the Atlantic, the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned on Tuesday.

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