Cuba continues recovering after hurricane Ian’s damage

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Cuba continues today the recovery work in the western territories affected by Hurricane Ian.

During a meeting the day before on the check-up of the recovery tasks, the Cuban head of state, Miguel Díaz-Canel, insisted that all actions must be carried out as soon as possible.

In Pinar del Río, the province hardest hit by the meteor, 75,994 damages were accounted for in the housing fund, of which 8,439 are total collapses.

As for electricity service, 23.82 percent of the population already has coverage and it has only been possible to restore power to circuits in the municipal capitals, informed the Presidency of the Republic on its website.

According to the president of the Defense Council of Pinar del Río, Yamilé Ramos, by the end of Thursday, 316 houses had been recovered, 75 percent of fixed telephony and 85 percent of mobile telephony had been reestablished, and the distribution of the basic food basket and other additional foodstuffs that have reached the territory continues.

During the meeting it was also reported that in the Cuban capital all the electric service circuits affected by the meteorological phenomenon have been recovered and the failures associated with the water supply to the population have been solved.

Meanwhile, Artemisa received yesterday new brigades of linemen from Havana and Matanzas to advance in the recovery of the electric power supply.

Hurricane Ian affected western Cuba during the early hours of the morning and part of the day on September 27, and left in its wake a trail of destruction in homes, severe damage to agriculture, flooding in low-lying areas and affected electricity service throughout the country.

Forces from all over the island were mobilized to achieve recovery in the shortest possible time, an effort that has counted on the international solidarity and that of the Cuban citizens themselves.

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