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Cuba: Powerful Tornado hits Havana

By Sue Richards last modified Jan 30, 2019 12:59 PM
During Sunday evening on the 27 of January a tornado devastated parts of Havana leaving many injured and homeless.

Published: 2019-01-30 12:59:38
Countries: Cuba

The last recorded tornado in Cuban history was in December 1940.

Sunday night's tornado was a Category F3, bringing with it wind speeds of between 100 and 200km/h. Miguel Angel Hernandez of the Cuban Center for Meteorology said the tornado was created when a cold front hit Cuba's northern coast.

Damage was severe for many of the poorer neighbourhoods in Havana.

A quarter of the city was without power on Monday and many homes without water.

Locals interviewed by Fox 11 News said "It was something that touched down, and then took off again. It was like a tower," she said, describing it as displaying colors of red and green. "It was here for two-three seconds, nothing more. They were the most frightening seconds of my life."

Read more at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cubalandandsea/

Havana Tornado (BBC) - Cuba's Capital hit by rare Twister

https://foxreno.com: Strongest Tornado in 8 decades hits Cuba

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