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Rain comes to Holguin after months of drought

Rain comes to Holguin after months of drought / 14ymedio, Fernando
Donate Ochoa
Posted on May 6, 2015

14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 2 May 2015 – The capital of
Holguin received one-and-a-half inches of rain this Friday after months
without rain. The city’s residents received the precipitation with hope
that the drought in the territory would be alleviated, but expect a
brief respite for agriculture and the consumption of water by the
population.

The figure for Holguin was recorded at the weather station located in
the area of the Pedagogical University José de la Luz y Caballero in the
city, while in the town of Velasco two-and-a-half inches were recorded,
according to what Jose Marrero from the Provincial Center of the
Institute of Meteorology informed 14ymedio.

The rain, which started about 5:30 pm and lasted almost two hours, was
not sufficient for recovery of the aquifer nor to fill the reservoirs
affected by poor rainfall in recent months. This situation has plunged
the province into a severe drought that affects more than 38,000 people
and which, along with the high temperatures of recent days, has resulted
in several fires.

“Four months of rain is needed to fill the reservoirs,” Marrero told
this newspaper. However, in April less than two-tenths of an inch of
rainfall was reported in the territory.

Source: Rain comes to Holguin after months of drought / 14ymedio,
Fernando Donate Ochoa | Translating Cuba –
http://translatingcuba.com/rain-comes-to-holguin-after-months-of-drought-14ymedio-fernando-donate-ochoa/

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