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Carlos Joaquin says state back on its feet less than 24 hours after Hurricane Zeta

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Quintana Roo governor Carlos Joaquín says that less than 24 hours after the passing of Hurricane Zeta, the state is back on its feet. In a report, he said in under 24 hours after the second hurricane to hit the state in two weeks, Quintana Roo is reactivated.

He thanked everyone in the state for their teamwork, noting that in preparation of the hurricane, the municipal storm operational committees in Tulum, Solidaridad, Puerto Morelos, Benito Juárez, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Lázaro Cárdenas and Felipe Carrillo Puerto saw the activation of 53 temporary shelters where 817 people were cared for, including five pets that were part of the evacuations.

He explained that after the hurricane, the main effects were felled trees, broken and collapsed cables, short circuits, fallen poles, damaged traffic lights, flooding, detached metal rooftops, urban fires and reports of garbage.

In Holbox, a Vactor team with two pumps was put into operation to avoid flooding. Around the region, all schools will be reviewed, including the 61 schools that functioned as temporary emergency shelters.

He noted that all health centers and hospitals are already operating and that CAPA has deployed 100 brigades to diagnosis and restore the operation of the pumps. Carlos Joaquin said that in Cozumel, 91 percent of the wells were working. In Lázaro Cárdenas, they are already fully restored.