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All 11 Quintana Roo municipalities have active tropical cyclone committee for 2023 hurricane season

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — All 11 municipalities of Quintana Roo have officially created an active tropical cyclone committee for the 2023 hurricane season. Between the 11 municipalities there are 837 shelters earmarked for emergency use.

On Wednesday, the General Director of the State Coordination of Civil Protection (Coeproc), Guillermo Núñez Leal, reported on the completed municipal committees.

“The 11 Municipal Committees for the Tropical Cyclones 2023 season were officially installed in order to serve the population during this period. There are 837 shelters ready to house the population in case of affectation of a hydrometeorological phenomenon,” Núñez Leal said.

“The hurricane season began on June 1 and will end on November 30, which is why the State Council for Civil Protection and the Specialized Operating Committee on Hydrometeorological Phenomena were installed to monitor weather conditions and issue official information,” he added.

He said that the installation of these committees was carried out in the 11 municipalities of the state in order to coordinate actions and provide civil protection services to the population in case of hurricanes, electrical storms and floods, among other meteorological phenomena.

These committees are made up of various government agencies such as Civil Protection personnel, educational institutions, civil organizations and citizens interested in participating in the protection of their community.

Núñez Leal mentioned that the 837 shelters have already been reviewed in the 11 municipalities. He detailed that of the 837 shelters throughout the state, there are 10 urban shelters on the island of Cozumel, 16 urban and 262 rural shelters in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, the state’s largest municipality and five urban and seven rural shelters for the municipality of Isla Mujeres.

In the municipality of Othón P. Blanco, Civil Protection has okayed 26 urban and 96 rural shelters, while in Benito Juárez (Cancun), there are 59 urban and eight rural and in José María Morelos, 12 urban and 69 rural.

The municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas has four urban and 40 rural, Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen) has earmarked 41 urban and four rural shelters while in Tulum, 24 urban and 39 rural shelters can be made available.

In Bacalar there are five urban and 87 rural emergency shelters and in the municipality of Puerto Morelos, 13 urban and 10 rural.