Ciego de Àvila, July 4th (ACN) Station Network and Regional Meteorological Center (CMP) in Ciego de Ávila Ensure constant monitoring of time variables to keep the population informed and facilitate decision-making by the Defense Council in close proximity to Tropical Storm Elsa, which keeps the area in the alarm phase.
Science Master Orlando Cordova-Garcia, lead specialist in the CMP forecasting group, explained that two teams of four professionals each work 12 hours to follow the evolution and path of this event, which constitutes the fourth of the current hurricane season.
#ACNReporta The network of stations and the provincial meteorological center #CiegodeAvila Ensure constant monitoring of weather variables to keep residents informed and facilitate decision making near Tropical Storm Elsa.Tweet embed pic.twitter.com/gC4jtKKWaj
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Monitors from the province’s network of meteorological stations distributed in the cities of Jucaro, Venezuela, Enrique Varona and Cayo Coco, also ensure the vitality of the hydrometeorological early warning system, by continuous monitoring in their demarcation, for days up to 36 hours.
Rafael Perez-Carmenet, Regional Delegate of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), confirmed that subgroups of this organism, in defense councils, provide information on risk, vulnerability and risk (PVR) studies for disaster plans. Discounts in different cases.
The county and municipalities have PVR studies on sea penetration, heavy rain and strong winds, resulting from the correct assessment of risks and vulnerabilities, both from the population and the economy, in order to achieve acceptable and consistent levels. With country response capacity.
This knowledge also enables prioritization of resource allocation and decision making in times of significant economic constraints.
Pérez stressed that the relocation of more than a hundred homes in the coastal settlements of Punta Alegre and Jocaro, during the period 2017-2021, puts the residents of these areas in better conditions to face natural disasters and adapt to climate change.
CITMA workers ensure that economic assets are protected and, in the special case of the Bio-Food Research Center, ensure that animals are fed during damage days.
After the meteorological phenomenon has passed, specialists will assess the environmental effects of Tropical Storm Elsa pest to determine the damage to biodiversity, water, soil and forests.
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