Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel is visiting Thursday the Ernesto Guevara thermoelectric plantCuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel is visiting Thursday the Ernesto Guevara thermoelectric plant in the nearby city of Santa Cruz del Norte, with three units and a generation capacity of 295 megawatts (MW).

Havana, Cuba.- According to the government's official Twitter account, the workers of that power plant are working around the clock to recover the generation power, which will be part of the synchronization of the National Power Grid.

It also reported that shortly before the arrival of the president, unit number 2 of the station was already contributing 23 megawatts (MW) to part of that system in western Cuba, the region hit by Hurricane Ian. Previously, the president hailed on social media the support of uniformed people in the cleaning of Havana, after the impact of the winds of this weather phenomenon on Tuesday.

Díaz-Canel thanked chiefs, officers, cadets, soldiers, and fighters of the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Ministry of Interior, who are “indispensable in trying times.”

On Wednesday, the Civil Defense decreed the Recovery Phase for the provinces of Pinar del Río, Artemisa, Havana, Mayabeque, and the special municipality Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth), given Hurricane Ian was far away from the country.


Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel confirmed the damages caused by Hurricane Ian in the western province of MayabequeCuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel also confirmed the damages caused by Hurricane Ian in the western province of Mayabeque, where 3000 people remain evacuated.

While participating in a meeting of the Provincial Defense Council (CDP), the Cuban president evaluated the recovery actions after the damages caused by the penetrations of the sea in the municipalities of Batabanó, Melena del Sur, and San Nicolás, the most affected areas.

The president of the CDP, Yuniasky Crespo, informed that it was necessary to evacuate more than 12000 people in the demarcation, many of whom have already returned to their homes.

She pointed out that 961 hectares of various crops in the municipalities of Quivicán, Melena del Sur, Güines, and Batabanó were also affected. (PL)