With the onset of the rainy season and the imminent tropical cyclone season, the State Coordination of Civil Protection of Yucatan (PROCIVY), together with other state, federal and municipal agencies, prepares temporary shelters and procedures to evacuate or assist the population in case of emergency.
In the municipality of Tizimín, PROCIVY organized the first of the Regional Operational Preparedness Meetings for the 2023 Hurricane Season, with the theme of warning, evacuation and shelter actions, in which measures were established to strengthen communication and coordination for the benefit of the citizens.
Also, this Tuesday, the head of the agency, Enrique Alcocer Basto, headed the second one in Motul, with civil protection representatives from the coastal and central areas of the state; likewise, this week, similar meetings were held in Merida and Tekax.
The working groups were attended by the National Guard, Army, Navy, State Police, and the State Secretariats of Health, Education, and the Yucatan Government.
Alcocer Basto explained that the collective work is focused on assisting and mitigating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in this hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, which will begin on June 1 until November 30, 2023.
Likewise, he urged the inhabitants of the territory to be aware of the alert traffic light and to heed the calls of the authorities, to prepare and evacuate their communities, as a preventive measure in case of emergency.
It was informed that there are temporary shelters in the 106 municipalities of the state, and Lieutenant Major Mauro Alamilla Diaz, from the 7th Battalion of Combat Engineers of the 10th Military Region of the SEDENA, informed that the community kitchen is already in Yucatan, with the capacity to serve 2,500 food rations per each schedule, in case it is necessary.
He mentioned that, as part of the DN-III-E Plan to help the population, the institution to which he belongs is ready and willing to send another mobile, which would be installed in the areas with the highest density of affected population.
José Rusell Jiménez Novelo, CONAGUA’s Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Attention Coordinator, explained that the agency has pumping systems, water treatment plants and electric power generation.