More than five hundred people were evacuated and more than 120 homes were affected by the floods caused by intense rainfall in the west of the country, said local authorities.
Heavy rains, which led to the rise of the level of rivers and reservoirs as well as to flooding of houses in the provinces of Pinar del Rio, Artemisa, Havana and Matanzas Mayabeke, began two days ago. Flooded residential areas were located in the lowlands — in particular, in the village of La Paz province Mayabeke water level in the areas of flooding exceed 1.4 meters.
On Saturday, the affected areas visited by the head of the national civil defense staff, General Ramon Pardo Guerra, who urged people to strictly follow the instructions of local authorities. According to forecasters, the next few hours to the west of the country rainfall will continue.
Meanwhile, the center of the country is also seriously affected by the rain and floods a few days ago, on Saturday visited the deputy head of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Economy and Planning Adel Izquierdo.
According to official reports circulated by the authorities, officials determined the main directions of reconstruction in the province of Sancti Spiritus, where floods disrupted by road and caused extensive damage to agriculture and residential sector.