Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
YVONNE SANCHEZ GIL, Isis; PEREZ MARTINEZ, Víctor T y PONS GARCIA, Julia. Psychosocial repercussion caused by Wilma hurricane in the community of Miramar Popular Council of Playa municipality. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3038.
Authors made a retrospective, observational and descriptive study using different quantitative and qualitative techniques (questionnaire and focal groups) to describe the more frequent affectations suffered by neighbors of Miramar Popular Council of Playa municipality, victims of sea penetration caused by Vilma hurricane in this coastal locality, and to identify the strengths and weakness exhibiting this community to confront the awful consequences derived from events like this. There was a predominance of affectation of material order, followed by damages to mental health which include nervous crises or of anxiety, dejected mood state, and sleep disorders. Strengths identified were the State and Government politic will of the locality, who guaranteed an efficient organization structure to confront of these situations, existence of a risk map in municipality in which be emphasized the more sensible zones, effectiveness of massive media of communication in the dissemination of meteriological reports followed by all our people, the poor conditions of drains and of the houses, as well as the poor risk perception from people, and the insufficient preparation of neighbors and informal community leaders.
Palabras llave : Affectations; materials; mental health; strengths; weakness.