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State deems itself ready for 2023 hurricane season

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa presided over the First Ordinary Session of the State Council for Civil Protection in preparation for hurricane season.

“It must be said very clearly we have an experienced culture in terms of hydrometeorological phenomena, but it must be repeated over and over again that in Quintana Roo, we also receive people on a daily basis who may not have experienced a hurricane,” she said.

During the meeting, the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) pointed out that for the 2023 Tropical Cyclone Season, the Atlantic forecast is 10 to 16 cyclones, 7 to 9 tropical storms, 1 to 3 category 1 or 2 hurricanes, and two to four category 3, 4 or 5 hurricanes.

Governor Lezama reiterated the commitment of the State Government, the 11 municipalities, the autonomous bodies and federal authorities and volunteers in the safeguarding of the life and patrimony of the people of Quintana Roo.

“Starting now, let us forge a solid foundation of preparation and action to safeguard our loved ones and our communities in this season of uncertainty,” she said.

In April, State Coordination of Civil Protection (COEPROC), in coordination with the various city halls, began reviewing public buildings for hurricane season. Around 908 anti-cyclonic shelters in the 11 municipalities of Quintana Roo were physically reviewed for their possible use as emergency shelters.

The first day of June marked the beginning of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane season, which has already recorded two disturbances.