April 16, 2021

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Government to update response to potential cyclone | government

The Bureau of Emergency Management and Administration and Disasters (Nmead) called a press conference to update the government's preparations for the possible passage of a potential cyclone in the evening hours today.

Several agency heads from the constitutional cabinet of Governor Wanda Vázquez have appeared at the Nmead headquarters. It has not been said whether the first executive is at the Nmead facility in San Juan or if she will participate in the conference.

The meeting is scheduled for 2:00 in the afternoon. It was reported that the media will be dealt with at the end of the meeting.

The movement of emergency personnel and the Puerto Rico National Guard (GNPR) is also seen in said government operations center.

The latest update of the The government on the response they may be orchestrating in the event of an emergency was on Wednesday night.

Early Vázquez went to the Adult University Hospital of the Río Piedras Medical Center to, according to what he said, verify the institution's electric generators, and the supplies of equipment and food. "We find that oxygen and food reserves are supplied," wrote Vázquez on social media.

La Fortaleza did not summon the press or warn about the governor's journey. Along with this was the secretary of the Department of Health, Lorenzo González, and other officials.

Before this, Vázquez also published another photograph in which he announced that he was on the phone with the president of the Hospital Association, Jaime Plá. He explained that the call is "to ensure preparation in relation to electric generators, fuel and water to guarantee the operation and execution of this sector in the event of any emergency."

The latest bulletin from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) records that the potential cyclone continues its route to the Caribbean with winds of 45 miles per hour and that it would become a tropical storm in the afternoon or the night.

NHC also maintains a tropical storm warning for the Island, which means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the area under warning within 36 hours.

"Some strengthening is expected until tonight, with probable weakening on Thursday due to interaction with land and some strengthening is possible for this weekend," states the bulletin issued at 11:00 am.

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