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Tulum readies 75 emergency shelters for the 2021 hurricane season

Tulum, Q.R. — Tulum will have 75 emergency shelters in the event of severe weather conditions. The city carried out the inspection and signage of buildings approved and earmarked to act as emergency shelters in the event of a hurricane.

According to Tulum City Council, the signs, which have been placed on schools and churches, indicate where residents can go in the event of an emergency situation. The city also spent the weekend fine-tuning tree pruning and the cleaning of absorption wells.

Last year, the Yucatan Peninsula was hit hard with storms. In June, the southern region was soaked with the arrival of a tropical depression. In October, Cancun and Riviera Maya were hit with one tropical storm and two hurricanes in a three-week period.

On Saturday, Mexico recorded its first hurricane of the 2021 season with the development of Hurricane Enrique in the Pacific.