News ID: 200249
Published: 0513 GMT September 10, 2017

Cuba surveys toppled houses, flooded cities in wake of Irma

Cuba surveys toppled houses, flooded cities in wake of Irma
Associated Press

Hurricane Irma ripped roofs off houses and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline as it raked Cuba's northern coast after devastating islands the length of the Caribbean in a trail of destruction that has left 22 people dead so far.

As Irma left Cuba late Saturday and directed its 120 mph (195 kph) winds toward Florida, authorities on the island were assessing the damage and warning of staggering damage to keys off the northern coast studded with all-inclusive resorts and cities, as well as farmland in central Cuba, foxnews.com reported.

There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba — a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness ― but authorities were trying to restore power, clear roads and warning that people should stay off the streets of Havana because flooding could continue into Monday.

 

Associated Press

   
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