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Supervision of shelters in case of hurricanes in Mérida

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Before the arrival of the 2024 tropical cyclone season, Mayor Alejandro Ruz Castro supervised the facilities of the Emiliano Zapata Sur III Comprehensive Development Center, which will function as one of the 64 temporary shelters enabled to protect the municipality’s families in the event of an emergency.

The shelter is located on 90th Street number 369 between 161 and 163 of the Emiliano Zapata Sur III neighborhood, it is indicated in a statement.

Together with the directors of Social Development and Government, María José Cáceres Delgado and Ignacio Gutiérrez Solís, the municipal president toured the building to verify that it meets the requirements to operate as a shelter.

“Prevention helps us have a better capacity to respond to the arrival of a natural phenomenon that puts the integrity of the municipality’s inhabitants at risk. Therefore, keeping our shelters in optimal conditions will be decisive in safeguarding the lives of families,” he expressed.

Ruz Castro specified that the 64 shelters are distributed in 17 different neighborhoods and subdivisions and 47 “Comisarías“, with a total capacity to shelter 6,300 people.

Likewise, he added that 900 public servants were trained in civil protection, as well as in the administration and operation of shelters during a contingency.

“The staff is trained to operate the services offered by the shelters, such as distribution of bedrooms, kitchen service, supplies, dining area and bathrooms,” he specified.

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The mayor recalled that the forecast for this season in the Atlantic is for 23 natural phenomena, of which 12 correspond to tropical storms, six to hurricanes of categories 1 and 2, and five hurricanes of categories 3, 4, and 5.

He also said that on June 5, the Municipal Council of Civil Protection was installed, in which the State government, the Secretariat of National Defense, the Navy, the National Guard, the National Water Commission, the National System of Civil Protection, the Secretariat of Public Security, as well as the councils, committees and working groups.

Director Gutiérrez Solís mentioned that to learn more about the 2024 hurricane season or consult the exact location of the temporary shelters, you can visit the page https://merida.gob.mx/proteccioncivil/refugios.php or the networks of the Mérida City Council.

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