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Cabo Rojo readies for possibility of Beryl track shifting north

As part of preparations for any potential impact from Hurricane Beryl as well as for the 4th of July weekend, Cabo Rojo has activated a public safety plan that includes motorized police surveillance and preventive/response patrols on both land and sea throughout the weekend.

By The Star Staff

The Cabo Rojo municipal administration on Tuesday convened its Emergency Operational Committee, which includes representatives from several commonwealth and municipal agencies, where they outlined a work plan to be followed in the event that Hurricane Beryl’s path changes, bringing it closer to Cabo Rojo and Puerto Rico’s southern coast.

The meeting’s other purpose was to provide greater security and peace of mind for visitors and residents during the long July 4th weekend, which begins Thursday.

Members of the Puerto Rico Police Bureau, United Forces of Rapid Action, Department of Natural and Environmental Resources and Firefighters Bureau, along with personnel from Cabo Rojo’s Municipal Police, Municipal Office of Emergency Management, Public Works, Permits, Deputy Mayor’s Office, Tourism and Press offices participated in the meeting.

Each of the representatives presented the measures to be taken regarding parking and access to the Lighthouse de los Morrillos, and the Buyé, Boquerón, Combate and Joyuda beaches. There will be motorized police surveillance and preventive patrol throughout the long weekend, along with several boats for maritime safety and a vessel equipped to extinguish a boat fire.

Mayor Jorge Morales Wiscovitch emphasized that “everyone knows the functions they must perform, so that citizens can be calm and confident in a rapid response in the event of an emergency.”

“We have equipped the Municipal Police with patrol cars, motorbikes, and bulletproof vests, and we have acquired new, modern ambulances with technological advances to optimize medical emergency services for the public,” he added.

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