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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Díaz- Canel tours zones affected by storm Eta

Havana, Nov. 12.- The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz- Canel , today visits areas affected by tropical storm Eta, together with the Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero, and the Vice President, Salvador Valdés.

According to the Twitter account of the Presidency, several members of the Council of Ministers accompany the president, in order to assess the damage caused by the meteorological phenomenon and the measures adopted in each territory for recovery.

The day before, the prime minister participated in the Provincial Defense Council of the central province of Ciego de Ávila, where he was interested in the progress of this process.

The head of government urged to look for alternatives and drainage mechanisms to prevent future flooding of rivers and streams from significantly damaging the crops and nearby communities.

Precisely the damage to the agricultural sector is one of the fundamental consequences left by Eta, with some 800 hectares of plantain affected, in addition to cassava, sweet potato, pumpkin and corn, and the loss of tobacco seedlings.

The tropical organism also caused damages in 287 houses, of which nine were total collapses and the rest partial, so they are expected to be recovered in the rest of the year.

Tropical Storm Eta hit the country since Sunday and until Tuesday left heavy rains in several regions, mainly in the center and west of the island. (Text and photo: PL).