Evacuated thousands of people in the Cuban eastern provinces due to rains
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- Las Tunas
- Santiago de Cuba
- Science and Technology
- 10 / 13 / 2007
Almost 11,000 people have been evacuated in the Cuban eastern provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo, and Las Tunas, due to the continuous rains affecting the zone for nearly two weeks.
According to reports by Radio Rebelde radio station, local authorities have provided shelters for nearly 4,962 residents in Santiago de Cuba, 4,000 in Guantanamo, and 1,237 in Las Tunas.
In addition, floods caused by the overflowing of rivers and dams have affected communication between some localities, the sources added.
These conditions are expected to continue, according to the Meteorological Institute, the reason why the Civil Defense's National General Staff has called to take the corresponding measures to avoid human losses.
Source: Prensa Latina