Cuba, tormenta tropical Ian, evacuación

Evacuation begins in Cuba due to tropical storm Ian

MADRID, Spain.- The Cuban Government reported that evacuation efforts have begun due to the imminent threat of tropical storm Ian.

In the province of Pinar del Río, classes were suspended until the Meteorological phenomenon does not represent a danger to life.

According to the guidelines of the Civil Defense of Cuba, “the inhabitants in the danger, risk and vulnerability zones” will be evacuated, as well as progress “in the dissemination of the measures to apply in the different phases (Alert, Alarm), in such a way that time is gained to speed up decision-making”.

The tourists who were on the Isla de la Juventud and the workers from Cayo Largo del Sur have already been evacuated, while the larger boats and other nautical means were sheltered in safe places.

The official media They indicated that drainage and debris collection actions are carried out in streams and micro-dams to avoid severe flooding; work is being done to protect all existing tobacco; and the collection of solid waste is carried out in several places in Pinar del Río.

According to the Electric Company, poles are distributed in the westernmost municipalities, for possible use after the passage of the meteorological phenomenon. While the Ministry of Public Health indicated that in the westernmost province of the country, 226 beds were released in hospitals and medical offices were reinforced with medicines and assistance.

According to the Institute of Meteorology of Cuba (INSMET), the atmospheric and oceanic conditions will be favorable for the development of Ian, which will continue to gain in organization and intensity and may become a hurricane in the next 12 to 24 hours.

From the end of the morning of this Monday the clouds will increase in the west of the country, with showers and rains that can be heavy in some localities.

With the proximity of this system to western Cuba, there will be swells on the southwestern and central coast, which will be strong from the night south of Pinar del Río and Isla de la Juventud, with coastal flooding starting early Tuesday morning on the south coast. western.

In the early morning This Monday Ian was 225 km south of the Grand Cayman Islands and 630 km southeast of the westernmost point of Cuba with maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h and moving northeast at 20 km/h.

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