Flora, with its atypical tour of eastern Cuba in October 1963, left a clear sign that being captured by Fidel and other leaders of the young Cuban Revolution led to the perfection of Civil Defense: this model of state measures They carried out since peacetime and during exceptional situations to protect the population and the economy.
As a result, today Cuba shows a system safeguard against hurricanes that allows you to face the passage of these natural phenomena without no human lives despite the economic damages caused its rains and strong winds.
A hurricane this village that is generated for the recovery of the affected areas adds. And all because the Cubans have always received the unconditional support of the top leadership of the country in situations like Matthew he left us.
Raúl, as did Fidel, in his capacity as chairman of the National Defense Council before was from the outset in the eastern region of Cuba to train and follow the preparation steps before the imminent passage of powerful hurricane by the Green Cayman .
Reasons that lead the people to rise up, in spite of the pain by partial or total destruction of the home, school and to the community to undertake the task of recovery. For this have the material resources that the state puts in your hands and solidarity of brothers from other provinces.
Examples are many, but certainly excel those of factory workers in asbestos-cement roof tiles and zinc, to multiply their plans so that each homeless family will get the cover they need.
Arrival of the first means and resources for the recovery of the city of Baracoa, Guantanamo province, after Hurricane Matthew the easternmost end of Cuba on October 8th, 2016.
It is traditional camaraderie of the linemen of the Electric Union of Cuba who work tirelessly and in extreme difficulty restore power as quickly as possible.
And what about the quotas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), the young soldiers with their officers backpack to support burst into account task they are required.
For Matthew, in addition to the toll on homes and state institutions led to the isolation of communities because of the collapse of major roads such as the viaduct The lantern and the bridge over the Toa river, which generate additional actions such as moving means and supplies by air.
Hence the people of Guantánamo, Baracoa, Imías, San Antonio del Sur and Maisí reflect their confidence in the Cuban Revolution, whose hurricane-force leads to the peoples reborn from its ashes.
Original text byon Oct 9th, 2016