Hurricane Idalia caused several damages in western Cuba

HAVANA, Aug 29 Hurricane Idalia today caused multiple damages in western Cuban territories, where the showers, rains and electrical storms associated with the organism continue. In the province of Pinar del Río, there are reports of damage to the electrical system, intense rainfall, penetration of the sea, falling trees, and more than 800 people have been evacuated, according to the online version of the newspaper Granma.

Huracán Idalia provocó varias afectaciones en occidente de Cuba

The head of the National Civil Defense General Staff, Division General Ramón Pardo, arrived at that demarcation, who visited the evacuation center in the municipality of Sandino and spoke with the 63 families protected there.

In the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud, more than 200 people took refuge in the homes of relatives and neighbors due to the penetration of the sea and strong winds.

Hurricane Idalia maintains a northerly course with an increase in travel speed of 22 kilometers per hour.

Hurricane Idalia caused several damages in western Cuba

Its maximum sustained winds increased to 120 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts, making it now a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale of a maximum of five.

The day before, the General Staff of the Cuban Civil Defense established the Cyclonic Alarm for Pinar del Río, as well as in Artemisa and Isla de la Juventud.

Hurricane Idalia caused several damages in western Cuba


Likewise, it decreed the Alert phase for Mayabeque and Havana (west), and directed the demarcations of central Cuba to remain attentive to the evolution of this cyclonic organism and adopt the necessary measures, in accordance with the particular situation of those territories.