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Cuban linemen conclude work in areas affected by Irma

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Cuban linemen who traveled to this province to assist with the efforts to restore power following Hurricane Irma, have returned to their respective territories. After 21 days of intense work, the almost 1,000 electricity workers from Guantánamo, Granma, Las Tunas, Camagüey and Sancti Spíritus, together with locals, succeeded in restoring 99.6% of the energy system across Ciego de Ávila.

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Cuba will be ready for tourist high season without a trace of Hurricane Irma

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We reiterate our commitment that all Cuban tourism facilities will be operational in time for the upcoming high season, Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero Cruz stressed during a meeting with some 160 tour operators September 23, in Varadero’s Plaza América Convention Center, to address the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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The Havana Malecón preparing to reopen

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After two weeks of intense work to repair damage caused by Hurricane Irma to Havana’s Malecon, parts of the avenue and its surrounding areas are set to reopen October 1. The avenue is closed due to repair works currently underway, stated Raúl Díaz Guadarrama, director general of the National Roads Administration Center, speaking to ACN.

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Cuba set to have full power coverage by September 30

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Over 99% of clients nationwide now have power following Hurricane Irma, reported Lázaro Guerra Hernández, technical director of the country’s Electrical Union (UE), speaking to Cubadebate; noting that works to reestablish power throughout the island should conclude by September 30.

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An event of this magnitude can only be confronted with unity

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The people must have confidence that we will find a way to overcome adversity and move forward in the difficult situation caused by Hurricane Irma, knowing that the Revolution abandons no one, said Esteban Lazo Hernández, Party Political Bureau member and President of the National Assembly of People’s Power, who toured areas around the municipalities of Caibarién and Sagua la Grande, hit hard by the storm.

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Over 1,300 families living in remote areas receive building supplies

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A total of 1,379 families living in remote areas, whose homes were completely destroyed by Hurricane Matthew, have to date received essential materials to rebuild their houses. The state has provided families with 18 zinc roofing panels, 20 bags of cement, a sink, cables and screws for those living in areas with electricity; while beneficiaries themselves are responsible for obtaining wood, sourced primarily from palm trees and others brought down by the storm.