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Elsa moves north, but rain persists

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Dr. Miriam Teresita Llanes, head of the Forecasting Center at Cuba’s Institute of Meteorology, told Granma that cloud bands associated with the system will contribute to the probability of heavy and locally intense rains in the island’s western region, principally from Artemisa to Matanzas. Party First Secretary and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, posted a tweet noting that the government response to the storm was reviewed in a meeting of the National Defense Council’s socio-economic authority.

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Cuba prepared for Elsa and ready to begin recovery

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As tropical storm Elsa makes landfall this morning, Cuba’s western provinces, including Havana, are prepared, while Party First Secretary and President Miguel Diaz-Canel notes that recovery efforts in central and eastern regions have begun. Cuba is ready to confront tropical storm Elsa, under the special conditions created by the epidemic, and prepared to rapidly begin recovery work, stated First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Republic Miguel Diaz-Canel yesterday.

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Impact of tropical storm Laura across the country

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From East to West, Cuba is working feverishly on recovery, following the rapid transit of tropical storm Laura across the island, re-establishing electrical and telephone service, harvesting crops in fields, planting to replace losses, and repairing damage to homes and other buildings. Granma presents provincial reports outlining estimates of the principal damages and impact recorded thus far.

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What can we expect this hurricane season?

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The hurricane season officially began June 1, in our geographical area of interest, which includes the tropical Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, and ends November 30. Meteorology enthusiasts have seen seasonal forecasts on social media issued by various institutions abroad, referring to the probable number of cyclonic organisms to be expected in 2020, with the peculiarity of the emergence in May of extemporaneous tropical storms Arthur and Bertha.

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Díaz-Canel expresses Cuba’s readiness to cooperate with the Bahamas


Given the loss of human life and devastating damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the President of Cuba´s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, extended condolences to “the people of the Bahamas and families of the victims,” in a message to the Prime Minister of the island nation.

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Insurance, a safeguard for the national economy

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Hurricane Irma was possibly the most devastating weather phenomenon to ever hit Cuba. Not only did the storm cause substantial material damage, affecting some of the country’s most important industrial and tourist zones, but also had a severe impact on the national economy.