When Duty Knocks on Doors

By Yosbel Bullaín, Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The recovery process in the territories damaged by a powerful tornado that struck Havana and affected 4,800 homes is currently one of the main actions being carried out here.

Even Regla, Guanabacoa, Diez de Octubre, Cerro and San Miguel del Padron municipalities, the most affected by the meteorological phenomenon, are visited almost daily by people from different places with donations for the most affected.

Meanwhile, building brigades work from early hours raising walls and ceilings, with the aim of advancing the works and leaving them ready in the shortest possible time.

In the streets, the people affected are grateful for every gesture of solidarity. The work of the electric company’s workers from several provinces of the country is noteworthy, as they restored service in almost all damaged areas in record time.

Yosvany Carpio, a member of a group of more than 70 young people from the Ministry of Agriculture’s collecting company, stressed the importance of the weekly help provided in Regla municipality to several families affected by the tornado.

It is very sad what has happened in these places to see so many families who have lost everything, but thanks to the Revolution these wounds will heal,’ said Carpio.

Cuba’s President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, insisted in a meeting held last Tuesday by the Council of Ministers to follow up on the recovery, to go into detail in the affected communities to avoid unidentified damages.

In this regard, he guided to guarantee the quality of the technical cards of each affected housing, to avoid procedural mistakes and to solve the problems created by the tornado of January 27.

Diaz-Canel also thanked for the support messages and offers of help received from various parts of the world.

On Friday, a ship arrived in Havana Port from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with construction materials and other resources to support recovery work in Havana.

The aid, carried out in the midst of economic limitations arising from the blockade imposed by the U.S. government on Venezuela, was conceived in less than 48 hours from the instructions of President Nicolas Maduro and was supported by the social missions in that country.

The donation includes tanks for storing water, doors, windows, pipes, roof sheets, cable rolls, vehicles for lifting weights, among other materials.


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