Civil Protection inspecting buildings for potential use during Cancun hurricane season
Public structures are being inspected in preparation for hurricane season by the State Coordination of Civil Protection (COEPROC), in collaboration with the local city authorities.
In the 11 municipalities of Quintana Roo, some 908 anti-cyclonic shelters are being physically examined for potential usage as emergency shelters. In the approaching hurricane season of 2023, structures such as schools that are deemed suitable for use will be designated for use as emergency shelters.
Guillermo Nez Leal, the general director of COEPROC, noted that these assessments are being carried out across the state in accordance with protocols to ensure that the buildings are in the best possible condition for use as emergency shelters should the need arise.
The General Director of COEPROC, Guillermo Núñez Leal, explained that in compliance with protocols, these reviews are being done throughout the state in order to guarantee that the buildings are in optimal conditions for emergency shelter use if need be.
Leal claims that the majority of the structures under review are educational institutions, and that personnel from the Quintana Roo Secretary of Education (SEQ), Municipal Civil Protection Directorates, SEMAR, SEDENA, and the Secretary of Citizen Security are working together to conduct inspections of these structures.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.
This year will be quite similar to what was witnessed in 2022 owing to El Niño, according to AccuWeather’s estimate for the Atlantic hurricane season in 2023, which might result in yet another subdued hurricane season for the Atlantic Cancun-Riviera Maya regions.