Cuba conducting disaster preparation exercises, Meteoro2007
Division General Ramon Pardo Guerra, head of the general staff Cubas National Civil Defense System, said recently in a press conference that the country has been preparing to face the approaching hurricane season, paying special attention to extreme situations that could arise and in accordance with the evaluation of possible risks.
This Saturday and Sunday, across the entire length of of the island, Â«Meteor 2007Â» natural disaster exercises will be carried out. Participation will include the National Defense Council, state agencies, economic entities and social institutions, municipal and provincial defense councils, defense zones and the general public, as well as command forces, units and entities of armed forces and the Ministry of the Interior.
This exercise will analyze the objective capabilities, the degree of preparedness and execution of measures to reduce the impact of disasters.
For its realization, the experiences in confronting disasters that occurred last year have been kept in mind, as well as consequent improvements to the national Civil Defense System.
Source: By Luis Hernández Serrano, Juventud Rebelde