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Merida geared up to deal with ‘Franklin’

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47 shelters opened in Merida before the arrival of ‘Franklin’…

MERIDA — The city of Mérida declared itself ready with 47 shelters in the south of the city to serve the residents that require this service with the entrance of tropical storm Franklin to the Yucatan Peninsula, said Director of Municipal Social Development, Cecilia Patron Laviada.

The official said that there are a total of 47 shelters that are ready, with a capacity of 3 thousand people, as of Tuesday morning Aug. 8.

Cecilia Patrón Laviada, Municipal Development Director (Photo: La Revista Peninsular)

The sites are fully identified and information courses have been conducted for neighbors, meanwhile the government and public works directorates complement actions for the care of the inhabitants.

Patron Laviada invited the population to keep informed through the official organisms to be able to move to a shelter if it is required, as directed by the authorities.

Also Special Civil Protection Brigades and army forces units have been sent to the Peninsula region to prevent any human catastrophe and to help in keeping the calm among the inhabitants of the region.

Meanwhile, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) has deployed one thousand 223 workers, 172 cranes, 465 vehicles, 4 helicopters, 7 all-terrain vehicles and 23 emergency generators in the states of Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Campeche and Veracruz to prepare for possible damage to the electrical infrastructure due to the arrival of the Tropical Storm Franklin.

The CFE moved resources from other states to this area of the country to reinforce its contingency plan in the face of the arrival of this tropical storm. Additional workers are also prepared, ready to deal with probable damages in these entities, if necessary.




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