Cuba has become expert in protecting its citizens against the impact of tropical storms. The secret to their success: education and a system that relies on clear communication between the Met Office, Civil Defence and the media. Despite being one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean, the people of Cuba are among the best prepared against hurricanes. Every year the whole country takes part in a two-day training session in risk reduction for hurricanes, complete with full simulation exercises and dramatic rescue operations, which allow the evacuation of people in a record time.
Available in English, French and Spanish.
French version: Plus forts que l’ouragan : l’expérience de Cuba
Spanish version: Venciendo al huracán: Cuba