According to information provided by the Meteorology Institute’s Weather Forecast Station, as Hurricane Irma continues to move away from Cuba, the strength of its winds will continue to decline from the provinces of Villa Clara to Artemisa, while storm surges will also begin to subside from the early morning of September 11.
Given this situation, the decision has been made to cancel the hurricane alert for the provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Pinar del Río and The Isle of Youth Special Municipality, while territories currently in the Alarm Phase will move to the Recovery Phase, beginning 8pm September 10.
We reiterate once again the need for the population to be prepared to participate in recovery and reconstruction actions to repair the damage, and rigorously comply with instructions from the relevant authorities.
We recognize the work of leadership bodies at all levels and the solidarity shown by the population in the disciplined fulfillment of measures during the response to this event.
NATIONAL CIVIL DEFENSE GENERAL STAFF
8:00pm, September 10, 2017