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A storm knocks down poles, roofs and water tanks in Havana

The intense rains and winds have caused serious damage in different areas of the Cuban capital. As you have been able to verify 14 intervene In the Calzada de Luyanó, municipality of Diez de Octubre, the gusts brought down several power line poles and the roof of a house.

According to the testimonies of residents between Luco and Villanueva streets, some water storage tanks placed on the roofs even blew up. At the same time, power outages have increased as weather conditions worsen.

Communications have also been affected and the internet connection is down in large areas of the city. The forecasts indicate that the early morning hours of Monday will be especially difficult for the Cuban West.

The fall of electrical and telephone lines has caused the interruption of these services in the area.  (14ymedio)

The bands of strong winds, rains and storm surges will especially affect Pinar del Río, Artemisa and Havana. On the south coast, in the Batabanó area, the residents closest to the sea have begun to evacuate on their own, according to reports collected by 14ymedio.

Traffic has been interrupted by the fall of poles and cranes that have come to repair the damage.  (14ymedio)

This Sunday in Diez de Octubre, in Havana, residents remembered when in January 2019 a tornado hit Luyanó, leaving three dead and more than 170 injured. The area, several residents say, has not yet recovered from these effects.


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