Cuba – Severe Flooding Hits Eastern Provinces After 360mm of Rain in 24 Hours

At least one person has died and thousands displaced after severe flooding in eastern parts of Cuba.

Floods in Yara, Granma Province, Cuba, June 2023 – gov of Cuba

Flooding struck in the provinces of Granma, Las Tunas, Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey in after heavy rain from 08 to 09 June 2023.

The Instituto de Meteorología de Cuba (INSMET) reported 360 mm of rain in 24 hours to 09 June in Bartolomé Masó and 280.3 mm in Jiguani, both in Granma Province. Contramaestre in Santiago de Cuba Province recorded 248 mm and Vertientes in Camagüey Province saw 237 mm during the same period.

The worst affected areas were in the province of Granma, where one fatality was reported. The governor of the province said in a statement that thousands of homes were damaged and 279 partially or completely destroyed. As of 10 June, as many as 7,259 people in the province had been displaced.

Floods in Niquero Granma Province, Cuba, June 2023 – gov of Cuba