Cuba: The entire country was without power after Hurricane Ian hit

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Its electricity network Bucket collapsed late Tuesday night (27/9) and the entire Caribbean island was left without drift after his passing cyclone Ian, which caused great destruction in the western part of the country, bringing strong winds, rainfall and flooding.

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Lasaro Guerra, technical director of Cuba’s public electricity company, explained that damage to the national distribution system, partly due to extreme weather, led to the interruption of supply, according to state media.

Mr. Gera assured that company employees will work throughout the night and today to restore the operation of the network.

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The cyclone swept through the western provinces of Cuba yesterday, with no deaths reported, but many residents and the authorities stressed that it spread destruction, caused extensive damage to infrastructure and crops.

“Cyclone Ian is moving away from the national territory but its destructive consequences persist,” the Cuban Civil Protection said earlier on Twitter, calling on citizens to be vigilant despite its passage. The center — the so-called “eye” — of the cyclone left Cuban territory yesterday at 09:50 (local time; 18:50 Greek time) near Puerto Esperanza, according to the Cuban Meteorological Institute (INSMET).

The American hurricane/cyclone center (NHC) warned in its emergency bulletin yesterday at 17:00 (local time; midnight Greek time) that the Category 3 hurricane on the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale was expected to make a threatening arrival on the west coast of Florida, being “extremely dangerous”.

Source: News Beast

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