Deputy Prime Minister Inés María Chapman evaluated the situation due to the heavy rains and learned about alternatives to assist the inhabitants of six communities that were isolated in the Holguin municipality of Mayarí. Photo: Taken from the wall of Telecristal on Facebook.

Inés María Chapman, Cuban deputy prime minister, evaluated the situation caused by heavy rains in the area of Arroyo Seco, in the municipality of Mayarí, province of Holguín.

Accompanied by the highest political and governmental authorities of the province and the municipality, the also deputy learned details of the alternatives to assist the more than 400 people isolated in six communities in the area and specified the actions that will allow the rehabilitation of the damaged viaduct.

The collapse of the bridge at the tail of the Mayarí dam, 40 kilometers from the municipal capital, as a result of the storm, did not cause damage to people, homes and social facilities in the nearby settlement.

The viaduct damaged by heavy rains in Mayarí, Holguín. Photo: Taken from the wall of Telecristal on Facebook.

According to Telecristal, during the tour, Ernesto Santiesteban Velázquez, first secretary of the Party in Holguín, received a call from the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and president of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who expressed concern for the inhabitants in a situation of isolation and inquired about the decisions taken to find a solution to the problem.

This weekend, the municipality of Sagua de Tánamo was also affected by the flooding of the river and flooded homes were reported in low-lying areas of that territory.

The Municipal Defense Council and Civil Defense worked on the evacuation of residents of these areas and the resources of economic entities.

One of the most damaged was the area of El Cedrito, in the Juan Díaz valley, an area that is traditionally flooded when natural phenomena of this type occur.

Heavy rains caused rivers to swell and flood. Photo: Taken from the wall of Telecristal on Facebook.

The flood has been number five since 1993 with these effects and no major material damage is reported, but more than 100 hectares of crops such as corn, vegetables and viands have been affected.

The population is safe, seven evacuation centers and two are enabled to protect people from low-lying areas.

According to reports, all the neighbors of Sagüeros collaborate and remain alert to this natural event caused by the heavy rains.

(With information from Granma and Telecristal)