From our Bureau of Natural Disasters in Unnatural Totalitarian Hellholes
See slideshow above. The torrential rains that hit Cuba last week caused unprecedented flooding throughout the eastern half of the island. As usual, Castro, Inc.’s response has been slow and inadequate.
Every natural disaster that hits the island has a much more severe effect than it would in other nations, due to the fragile state of most buildings and the government’s inability to fix or rebuild what was damaged. The most immediate effect of this disaster will be the high number of Cubans made homeless.
On the bright side, it rained so much that it brought a serious drought to an end. Let’s see how Castro, Inc. manages to waste this blessing.
Abridged and loosely translated from Periodico Cubano
The official count of deaths from the intense rains and floods that affected the eastern half of Cuba in recent days increased to six, according to information provided by the governors of Granma, Camagüey, Las Tunas and Santiago de Cuba during a videoconference with the President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
According to the review of the Presidency of Cuba website, two deaths occurred in the territory of Camagüey, the causes of which are still being investigated. Another death was confirmed in Granma, in addition to the first death, the news of which was released in the first hours of the severe flooding. The rest of the victims come from a young man in the Santiago municipality of Palma Soriano and a resident of Las Tunas.
For his part, the Minister of Energy and Mines, Vicente de la O Levy, said that there are still 1,883 clients in the eastern region that do not have electricity. But he promised that all the resources are available to start the recovery.
Perhaps the only good news is that the precipitated water served to alleviate the drought and accumulate the vital liquid in the reservoirs. In total there were 457 thousand people affected by the drought and now there is enough accumulated water for a year, and maybe two.