experiences in the protection of human lives and
economic resources are shared with other Caribbean
nations through methodological advice, stated
Idalmis Saura Hernández, project coordinator for the
Area of Risks and Disasters of the UN Development
results of the Cuban model of Risk Reduction
Management Centers are being shared with Jamaica,
Guyana, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago
and the British Virgin Islands, in order to provide
these countries with concepts which they can
implement in accordance with the characteristics of
their own nations, she commented.
experts and those from other institutions such as
the National Institute of Water Resources and the
Cuban Environmental Agency, offer, above all, the
integrated vision which with prevention is realized."
encounter between organisms from the UN and Cuba on
the important issue of natural disaster preparation,
a workshop was held in order to strengthen the Early
Warning System for hydro-meteorological events,
created in Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Holguín and Las
Tunas after hurricane Sandy passed through the
country’s southeastern region in October 2012.
highlighted during the event was the final stage of
the project based on advanced technical equipment,
which has been acquired and is used for forecasting
and decision making.
equipment includes three satellite receiver stations
installed at the Institute of Meteorology and 12
automatic meteorological stations, distributed in at-risk
and difficult to reach areas, namely costal and