Cuban President tours affected areas of Havana

President Miguel Díaz-Canel is visiting Pinar del Río to oversee recovery actions from the huge damage Hurricane Ian caused in the westernmost province of Cuba.

Pinar del Río, Cuba.- He traveled to Pinar del Río after checking on site damaged areas in Havana, such as the corner of Calzada Ave and Paseo Ave flooded by the sea surge the hurricane caused, and 12th Street between 5th and 7th streets, Miramar, where several recovery crews are making cleanup work, taking away trees tumbled by the strong storm.

Cuban President tours affected areas of Havana

In Havana, the meteorological event caused damage to many of the electrical circuits, five total landslides, 68 partial landslides, and more than a thousand downed trees, although the damage was still being assessed.

Hurricane Ian left behind 118 millimeters of accumulated rainfall and sustained winds of 80 kilometers per hour (km/h) with gusts of up to 136 km/h. More than 16,200 people were evacuated for their protection.

The province most affected by the meteor was Pinar del Río, where two people died and numerous houses were damaged by the action of the winds. (PL)