Western Cuba on heavy rain alert
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- Pinar del Río
- Science and Technology
- 06 / 02 / 2007
Cuba's most western province, Pinar del Rio, is on alert Friday due to heavy rains associated with a tropical depression in the northwest part of the western Caribbean Sea.
According to Raul Vargas, an expert from the Pinar del Rio Meteorology Institute, heavy rains have led to the flooding of Cuyaguateje River, and limited road access in Isabel Rubio, a town that connects the municipalities of Guane and Sandino.
Evacuation operations were begun in those municipalities, which are the most exposed to floods, and in which Civil Defense groups are working, said the expert.
Vargas added that measures have been adopted to protect the harvested tobacco, as well as those agricultural products ready to be consumed.
Source: Radio Rebelde