Cuba Plans for Future Hurricanes

HAVANA TIMES, December 26 – The Cuban government is carrying out a program for the expansion of underground electricity lines in the residential sector as well as for water pumping to the island’s capital to reduce the impact of hurricanes on that infrastructure, announced Vicente de la O Levy, general director of the Electricity Conglomerate (UNE), reported IPS. The island was hit by three major hurricanes in 2008 and the electricity distribution network suffered considerable damage in the affected areas.