A wet season with rainfall within the norm is expected

This month, the humid period has begun throughout Cuba, a stage that is longed for by food producers in the province of Las Tunas, as it is significant for the planting and growth of crops and livestock.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- Being a territory with low average rainfall, this season is eagerly awaited; more so because the irrigation systems are insufficient in the eight municipalities, and in several communities the springs are depressed and the availability of water becomes scarce for the development of various tasks.

Contrary to what happened on the same date in 2023 when the reservoirs managed by the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources were at 22 percent of their filling capacity, in the current calendar, those reserves triple, so the impact of the drought decreased.

At the end of last April, the municipality of Jobabo remained the one with the least volume of water since it only accumulated 32 percent. It is followed by “Jesús Menéndez,” with 59 percent of the total capacity. Puerto Padre has its reservoirs at 66 percent; Las Tunas at 67 and Majibacoa at 68; “Amancio” is at 73, Manatí at 76, and Colombia at 83 percent.

According to specialists from the Provincial Meteorological Center, a humid period with rainfall within the norm is expected, although slightly higher than that recorded last year when the highest accumulations were reported in May-June and September-October.

This implies extreme surveillance and prevention measures during rainfall because several floods have been reported recently in the province; in this city, in November 2022; in the southern municipalities, in June 2023; and in Puerto Padre, in November last year.

In addition, a very active hurricane season will begin next June 1st for the area of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico and, as the slogan that accompanies that stage says, Las Tunas “must be prepared and alert” to avoid damage to the integrity of people, and state and private property.