Floods in Cuba Leave 2 People Dead

Granma, the official state newspaper of Cuba, has reported that 2 people died after part of a building collapsed as a result of flooding.

Floods in Havana. Photo: twitter.com/Telemundo51
Floods in Havana. Photo: twitter.com/Telemundo51

Days of heavy rain left streets of Havana inundated. The heavy rainfall was also over much of western Cuba, and first began on Friday 29 November. Artemisa province in the west of Cuba was also badly affected with families needing to be evacuated from their homes. Granma said that the area under threat of floods also stretched inland as far as Ciego de Avila province.

Car in flooded streets of Havana. Photo:  twitter.com/Telemundo51
Car in flooded streets of Havana. Photo:
twitter.com/Telemundo51

Havana saw as much as 72mm of rain in 3 hours on Friday 29 November, and around 200mm in a 12 hour period overnight, from 29 to 30 November.

Havana Traffic in the Floods. Photo: twitter.com/Cepeda76
Havana Traffic in the Floods. Photo: twitter.com/Cepeda76

The victims in the building collapse in Havana were reported as a 60 year old woman and 54 year old man, who both lived in the building.

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Wading through flood water in Havana. Photo: twitter.com/RTS_Vesti

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Sources: Relief Web; Huffington Post