In Florida actions for disaster risk reduction

Florida, May 18.- The principle of the Civil Defense in Cuba of acting preventively to protect the population and the assets of the economy also summons in the municipality of Florida the different state entities and the people in general to work during all this week on disaster risk reduction.

In accordance with the plan established by the Municipal Defense Council, the groups of the Basic Electrical Unit (OBE) and the Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) concentrate their actions on pruning trees whose branches, in case of strong winds, could affect the cables and devices that guarantee their services.

The workers of the Aqueduct and Sewerage Entity, in addition to the elimination of leaks, have the fundamental task of cleaning and dredging ditches and canals at various points in the municipal capital to avoid accumulations of water resulting from the rains, essential preventive actions that demand people’s participation to expand its reach in each community.

Like every year on the eve of the start of the hurricane season, the participation of all agencies and the people in general is called for the promotion of disaster risk reduction actions, and guarantee the protection of people and resources of the economy, before the possible blow of strong winds and abundant precipitations.

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