Shelters can handle 20,000 people if a hurricane hits Yucatán

Temporal Shelter in Oxkutzcab
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MERIDA — State Civil Protection official Aarón Palomo Euán explained that in case a hurricane hits Yucatan, about 20,000 people will be able to take refuge in the 1,217 strategic points located in the 106 municipalities. “We have 50 state shelters strategically distributed for people living on the coast, with a capacity for 10 thousand More...

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