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Condominiums must submit their emergency plans prior to hurricane season

Executive secretary of Department of Consumer Affairs (DACO) Lissonette Gonzalez Ruiz on Tuesday asked condominiums in Puerto Rico to submit their emergency plans for disaster and disaster. hurricane season 2023,

“Hurricane season begins in Puerto Rico on June 1st. Every condominium must adopt a disaster and emergency plan”, said the interim secretary of daco,

“It is important that each condominium submit its plans to the DACO in accordance with the regulations. We call on those authorities who have not yet submitted their plans to do so,” said Gonzalez Ruiz.

The call comes in the context of preparations for hurricane season in Puerto Rico, which officially begins June 1. Condominium Rule 9386 sets forth these requirements.

The disaster and rationing plans should be approved and notified within a period of not more than 30 days after the approval of the holders.

Gonzalez Ruiz concluded, “We want all condominiums to be in compliance, especially as we are barely two weeks away from the start of the 2023 hurricane season.”

Before hurricane season begins in January, first hurricane of the year hits

The National Hurricane Center (CNH) of the National Weather Service (NWS), for its abbreviation in English, changed the classification of a system, an area of ​​low pressure that forms over the northeastern waters of the Atlantic Ocean of the United States during the month of January. developed for. ,

As reported, after a reanalysis, the system’s classification was changed to a subtropical storm. Meteorologist Ada Monzon explained on her social network that it occurs because a meteorological phenomenon meets the criteria to be considered a subtropical storm 1.

“The designation will not have a name, but the numbering will be AL012023 (the first cyclone of the year 2023). The next event to become a hurricane will be named after Arlene,” wrote the meteorologist.

This means that the first tropical system of the year emerged in January, since it was a subtropical storm in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, so when hurricane season begins, the first system to develop will actually be the second tropical system of the year.. .

Agency heads discuss hurricane season preparedness with governor

Emergency and response agencies met with Governor Pedro Rafael Pierluisi Urrutia last Monday to discuss the government’s preparedness for the upcoming hurricane season.

“Today, at the request of the governor, it is time to present the action plan for this hurricane season,” Dr. Nino Correa Filomeno, commissioner of the Bureau of Emergency Management and Disaster Administration (NMEAD), said at a press conference.

“While the meeting was very positive, there have been many questions about how our experience has been with rain events,” he said.

Correa Filomeno explained that they have worked with the Department of Public Safety (DSP), government agencies and communities on plans to create individual and group preparedness workshops. The Department of Housing will assist in communication in particular communities.

“We’re asking for it… that each of us can be more proactive with our response to an emergency like the one we’ve got,” he said.

DSP Secretary, Alexis Torres; Housing Secretary, William Rodriguez; and Manuel Leboye, director of COR3.

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