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Drought affects 43% of Cuban national territory

43% of Cuban national territory suffered from a lack of rain during the first half of this year, according to the Meteorology Institute.

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7% of the areas experiencing drought in Cuba were classified in the category of severe to extreme, while 15% were moderate and 21% weak, according to specialists from the Meteorology Institute in its most recent publication.

They added that the central region of the country was the most highly affected, especially in the provinces of Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Spíritus and Ciego de Ávila, followed, to a lesser degree, by Artemisa, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Santiago de Cuba, and Guantánamo.

In general, 49 municipalities were affected by moderate to extreme drought conditions in more than 25% of their areas, the most critical being Ranchuelo and Caibarién, both in Villa Clara, and Cruces in Cienfuegos.

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