To strengthen the culture of civil protection among Mexicans, the Governor of the State of Mexico, Delfina Gomez Alvarezattended and led the activities related to the Second National Drill 2023.
The Governor reported that at 11:00 a.m. the loudspeakers that issued the seismic alert were activated, registering a participation of more than 2 million 230 thousand people in 24 thousand 650 properties between public and private agencies of the 125 Mexican municipalities.
In the Government Palace, 1,400 workers, administrative staff, secretaries and the Governor They evacuated the facilities of the state Executive complex in full compliance with the recommendations of the internal brigades of the Government Palace.
“The Second National Drill is being carried out, once the seismic alert is heard, the properties are evacuated, the 125 municipalities of the State of Mexico participate, of which 64 have an alarm with a loudspeaker, this helps the population a lot “, reported the Governor.
Likewise, he indicated that in the Crisis Room of the Control, Command, Communication, Computing and Quality Center (C5) Toluca, the State Emergency Committee was established, whose purpose is to follow up on information in the event of any emergency and carry out response planning by the authority.
The Governor He thanked and recognized the work of the Civil Protection bodies in charge of carrying out this drill and invited the people of Mexico to continue carrying out this type of preventive actions that allow them to be prepared for any contingency.
“We invite and urge the population to do this type of action, not only when it is the drill date, but to do a practice that is carried out on a daily basis so that when a situation really happens, we are prepared with emergency actions. prevention,” he noted.
For his part, the Secretary General of the Government, Horacio Duarte Olivaresindicated that through the State Emergency Committee the drill was evaluated, which it classified as successful and reported a white balance, and highlighted the work carried out by the members of the General Coordination of Civil Protection and Comprehensive Risk Management.
It should be noted that the Second Drill 2023 It was carried out under the hypothesis of a magnitude 8.0 earthquake, located in the limits of Acapulco Guerrero, with a depth of 8 kilometers, being perceived with moderate to weak intensity in the entity.
The 18 state Secretariats participated, as well as the Highway Board, the System for the Comprehensive Development of the Family (DIF), the System of Highways, Airports, Related and Auxiliary Services (Saascaem), the Mexican Institute of Pyrotechnics (Imepi), Protector of Forests (Probosque), the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Mexico (FGJEM) and the Emergency Service of the State of Mexico (SUEM), with the support of four federal agencies: National Secretariat of Defense (Sedena), Guardia National, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), the National Water Commission (Conagua) and the Red Cross.