My Neighborhood During and After the Sea Surge

Photo Feature by Irina Pino

HAVANA TIMES — Seemingly hurricane force winds lashed out yesterday afternoon in the La Puntilla neighborhood, in Miramar, Havana. The waves, several meters high, caused considerable flooding as the tide rose. The penetration of the sea covered Zero, 1st, B and C Streets.

You could see the floating sewage passing by.

The next day the streets dawned covered with rubbish, stones and mud. The recovery work began, carried out with the support of cleaning brigades.

The penetration of the sea and its collateral damages are still remembered in the 1990s during the El Niño current.

It will be a long time for La Puntilla to return to normal.

Zona inundada en calle 1era y Cero, edificio Sierra Maestra al fondo.

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Irina Pino

Irina Pino: I was born in the middle of shortages in those sixties that marked so many patterns in the world. Although I currently live in Miramar, I miss the city center with its cinemas and theaters, and the bohemian atmosphere of Old Havana, where I often go. Writing is the essential thing in my life, be it poetry, fiction or articles, a communion of ideas that identifies me. With my family and my friends, I get my share of happiness.

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