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Hurricane Ian: Cuba left without power as intensifying storm heads to Florida

Added 09-28-22 03:09:02am EST - “Electricity grid collapses in Cuba after hurricane passes through, as 2.5 million people in Florida ordered to evacuate” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Hurricane Ian: Cuba left without power as intensifying storm heads to Florida”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Electricity grid collapses in Cuba after hurricane passes through, as 2.5 million people in Florida ordered to evacuate

Cuba’s electricity grid has collapsed, leaving the entire country without power in the wake of Hurricane Ian, as residents in Florida braced for the arrival of what is expected to be a catastrophic Category 4 storm.

The western end of Cuba was hit by violent winds and flooding on Tuesday, affecting infrastructure, state-run media reported, while some of the country’s most important tobacco farms were devastated.

Cuba’s National Electricity Union said that power would be restored gradually on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Lázaro Guerra Hernandez, from the Electric Union of Cuba, said people were working through the night and that power would be gradually restored. He called it “an exceptional condition – a total of zero” electricity generation. “We are starting the process of restoring the system. It’s a process that takes time, it must be done with precision,” he said.

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