With the objective of strengthening the capacities of the Matanzas territory to face hurricanes of great intensity and disasters events of natural, technological or sanitary origin, the Popular Exercise Meteoro 2019 concluded with satisfactory results of the Provincial Defense Council headed by its president Teresa Rojas Monzón.
Rojas Monzón said that the management bodies had been exercised at all levels and defense areas, raising the preparation of personnel in the domain and compliance with the measures to reduce the hazards in each entity.
On the other hand, the results of the vulnerability and risk studies were evaluated, based on the experiences of previous meteorological events, in order to verify the response capacity of the inhabitants during the different phases. Likewise, practical actions were carried out, among them, cleaning of drainages, wells, beaches and the banks of the Yumurí River, as well as the pluvial drainage and pruning of trees with a view to the protection of human life, and of economic and social goods. from the province.
Since 1986 in Cuba, the Meteor Exercise has been carried out every year, whose experiences are taken into account in order to perfect the actions of the Defense Councils at all levels, management and command bodies and the general population, in order to confront the destructive meteorological phenomena and earthquakes.
Army General Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, in a meeting held in the National Defense Council in 2004, said that to face this war against nature, rigorous planning is needed, meticulous, we must anticipate the future and avoid that the problems fall on us.