Sandy Impacted Guantanamo Naval Base

Photo of damage at the Guantanamo Naval Base from:

HAVANA TIMES — The US Naval Base & offshore prison camp located on occupied Cuban territory in Guantanamo Bay was also hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last Thursday.

Radio GTMO reported that no serious injuries occurred but published photos of the considerable destruction.

The hurricane damaged or destroyed over 150,000 homes in the eastern Cuban provinces with the hardest hit being Santiago de Cuba, Holguin and Guantanamo.

A Pentagon war crimes tribunal was suspended due to the Category 2 storm, reported the Miami Herald.

“The seafront detention center, where 166 foreign men are confined as war on terror prisoners, suffered “nuisance damage” — debris strewn around the compounds and pooling water,” Navy Capt. Robert Durand told the Herald. No detainees or their guards were harmed, he added.

“The storm washed away a pier and several pontoon and sailboats at a recreational marina behind guest housing. It downed trees and power lines, swept away cabanas at Windmill Beach that were designated for destruction, shredded the roof on a Navy base hobby center and damaged a fire department building,” reported the Herald.