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Municipality of Tulum declares itself ready for the 2021 hurricane season

Tulum, Q.R. — After a meeting between civil and military authorities, the municipality of Tulum has declared itself ready to face the 2021 hurricane season.

The upcoming hurricane season will begin June 1 and run until the last day of November. The Director of the Municipal Civil Protection Coordination, Gilberto Gómez Mora says they have 11 anticyclonic shelters set aside to accommodate 3,200 residents if need be.

He also says they are beginning the pruning of trees and clearing of debris that are known to enhance the damage caused by hurricane-strength winds.

The hurricane meeting was held between several municipal agencies to establish emergency shelters and the clearing of debris before the official beginning of the season. Last year, Tulum was one of the municipalities hardest hit by the arrival of Tropical Depression Cristóbal June 5 followed by Tropical Storm Gamma October 3.

Later that same month, the region braced for the arrival of two hurricanes, the first in 15 years. Early forecasts for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season predicts another active season of between 16 and 20 named storms.