Yucatan prepares for hurricane season
In response to the forecast by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences of Colorado State University (CSU) regarding the number of cyclones expected this year, the director of the State Civil Protection Coordination (Procivy), Jesús Enrique Alcocer Basto, said that preparations for the hurricane season in the Yucatan are continuing.
The U.S. institution reported that, in the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, from June 1 to November 30, 16 named storms are expected to form, of which eight could become category 1 or 2 hurricanes; of these, four could become intense, reaching levels 3, 4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
The official clarified that there is no strong correlation between the number of storms or hurricanes generated and the impacts recorded on land, so the state government has continued with all measures to address this period and reminds citizens to prepare as every year, regardless of the published forecast.
Yucatan stands out in terms of prevention, since it has an Atlas of Natural Hazards that is constantly being updated and has become an interactive tool for public access; emergency care protocols, duly coordinated through the State Civil Protection Council, and a network of 1,200 temporary shelters, 32 of which are administered by the Executive, to support the population living in the coastal area, he said.
The State Monitoring and Alert Center (CEMA), created at the beginning of this administration, has guaranteed that the information is permanently analyzed to transmit warnings and alerts in a timely manner, about tropical cyclones and other phenomena.
In addition, attention is maintained within the entity, through Procivy's five operational bases, which expedites coverage of emergencies in any part of the territory.
Likewise, there is a permanent communication channel with the Town Halls, through the Municipal Civil Protection Coordination Offices, which have already been trained to assume their responsibility, with inspection actions, procedures, and services in the communities, which they could not carry out before due to lack of knowledge or accompaniment, concluded Alcocer Basto.
Without this meaning, a forecast, the names that will be used to designate the tropical cyclones that will form during this year in the Atlantic Ocean are Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, and Wilfred.