Cancun, Q.R. – The city of Cancun has declared itself ready for hurricane season as the GP2017 meet comes to an end.
The 2017 Rain and Tropical Cyclone Season was within the framework of the recent Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017 Mexico GP2017 held in Cancun.
Municipal President of Benito Juárez, Remberto Estrada Barba, said that Cancun is prepared for any climate contingency, which guarantees the safeguard of the life and heritage of the inhabitants and visitors before, during and after hydrometeorological phenomena.
“Without a doubt in Cancún, a city where we are exposed to meteorological disasters in the middle of the year, we can say that we are getting more prepared and always looking forward within civil protection protocols,” he said.
Estrada Barba said that according to the report issued by the Municipal Directorate of Civil Protection, progress has been made in advanced protocols so that everyone is protected in such a time.
During his speech, Remberto Estrada mentioned, “In the municipal government we promote prevention in schools, public and private offices as well as in other spaces, and we have trained more than 2,500 people in issues such as first aid in addition to guidance given through the emergency number 911.”
“Cancún and the Mexican Caribbean have been hit by devastating weather events such as Gilberto in 1988 and Wilma in 2005, two of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded. In both cases, the impact on human lives was limited thanks to the preventive measures taken and the recovery that was only possible through joint and united work. That is the great lesson we bring to you in this forum,” he added.
Hurricane season for the Gulf of Mexico officially begins June 1.