Cuba to Send Brigades of Electricians to Martinica

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Specialized forces from the Cuban National Electric Union (UNE) will travel to Martinica this week to help in the recovery works in that country after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Two brigades with technicians from the Cuban provinces of Sancti Spiritus and Pinar del Rio are mobilized to leave for Martinica on Friday to support the recuperation of that Caribbean island for as long as necessary.

Martinica was seriously damaged by the two hurricanes in September, causing damages all over its territory and affecting power grids and communications.

‘We really have no idea of what we’re going to face there that we know is in extreme conditions, but with the experience of other phenomena that have affected Cuba and everyday work, we will go prepared,’ assured Candido Lopez, head of the brigade from Sancti Spiritus.

Tasks include reestablishing power lines, replacing transformers and any other works without cutting off electricity where it is already reestablished.

These are the first Cuban brigades that will go to Martinica. They will travel with two trucks with multi-purpose equipment for everything that might be needed to do.

Other brigades from Cuba are now working in other Caribbean countries such as Antigua and Barbuda, which were also affected by those two dangerous hurricanes.

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