Flash Tornado Tears through Havana, Killing 3 and Injuring 172

Tornado hits Havana on the night of Sunday January 27th. Photo: granma.cu

HAVANA TIMES – A tornado ripped through the Cuban capital late Sunday, killing at least three people and injuring 172, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said, reportó dpa news.

The extent of the damage in Havana was unknown. Cuba’s Granma newspaper published photos of flooded streets and pavements strewn with debris.

On social media residents posted pictures of cars and buses flipped over and described widespread power outages.

Rescue teams have fanned out across the affected area, Diaz-Canel wrote on Twitter. He posted pictures of himself talking to first responders amid piles of rubble.

Flooding was also reported in the provinces of Pinar del Rio and Artemisa, west of Havana, and Mayabeque province, east of the capital, CNN reported.

The flash storm also brought flooding.  Photo: granma.cu
Tornado scatters debris in Havana.  Photo: granma.cu

6 thoughts on “Flash Tornado Tears through Havana, Killing 3 and Injuring 172

  • February 2, 2019 at 9:34 am
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    I apologize for Trump/Rubio and the current state of our democracy. The U.S. should be helping Cuba. Sadly, you can expect only more evil from those who represent the Cuban Mafia in Miami and not the American people.

  • January 29, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    The Trump administration will not offer the Cuban government a cent in assistance or aid. Private organizations or churches may have assistance programs.

  • January 29, 2019 at 7:51 am
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    Yes this is the last thing for sure that the people of Havana needed at this time .

    We all hope for a quick recovery and getting life back to as normal as possible.

    Doug

  • January 28, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    I hope China Iran, North Corea, and Russia send Aid along with Nicaragua Mexico, Venezuela and Bolivia.

  • January 28, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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    If every visiting cruise ship passenger gave $5 or $10 dollars that would be a good start.

  • January 28, 2019 at 6:55 am
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    I hope that the U.S. will offer aid and assistance in recovery from this devastating tornado. This was the last thing La Habana needed.
    If anyone hears of a recovery fund, please post details here.

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