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Power still out in Cuba’s second largest city nearly two weeks after Sandy hit the country

Power still out in Cuba's second largest city nearly two weeks after

Sandy hit the country

ANNE-MARIE GARCIA

HAVANA — The Associated Press

Published Monday, Nov. 05 2012, 11:21 PM EST

Even as streetlamps shine brightly in lower Manhattan and subways begin

rumbling through tunnels again, another city slammed by Hurricane Sandy

is still struggling to recover.

Two weeks after… Continue reading

Sandy “The Matador”

Sandy "The Matador" / Rebeca Monzo

Rebeca Monzo, Translator: Unstated

The dreaded Sandy arrived on our shores after having caused severe

damage in Jamaica and Haiti. In her strong and organized path she left a

trail of destruction and desolation in many eastern provinces, the most

affected being Santiago de Cuba. After seeing the dreadful images of the

damage caused,… Continue reading

Beautiful Santiago de Cuba after Sandy

Beautiful Santiago de Cuba after Sandy

November 3, 2012

Rosa Martinez

HAVANA TIMES — All Cubans have seen the images published in the Cuban

media of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in the east, especially in

the city of Santiago, the second largest city in the country and the

most Caribbean of all.

Virtually everyone has been moved by… Continue reading

Cuba leader Raul Castro says island ‘hard hit’ by Sandy

1 November 2012 Last updated at 18:29 GMT

Cuba leader Raul Castro says island 'hard hit' by Sandy

Santiago on 26 October 2012 Raul Castro said the city of Santiago looked

like it had been bombed.

Cuban President Raul Castro says the eastern province of Santiago was

"hard hit" by Hurricane Sandy.

Eleven people died and more than 188,000 homes… Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy leaves trail of destruction in Cuba

Hurricane Sandy leaves trail of destruction in Cuba

By Jeff Franks

HAVANA | Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:13am EDT

(Reuters) – Hurricane Sandy hit Cuba with a surprising jolt on Thursday,

slamming the island with winds that reached 110 miles per hour (177 kph)

and leaving a trail of destruction, especially in the historic city of

Santiago de Cuba.

Cuban… Continue reading

Cuban state media say 11 deaths in Hurricane Sandy

Posted on Thursday, 10.25.12

Cuban state media say 11 deaths in Hurricane Sandy

The Associated Press

HAVANA — Cuban state media have announced 11 deaths from Hurricane

Sandy, including a 4-month-old boy who was crushed when his home collapsed.

State TV's nightly newscast says nine of the deaths were in Santiago

province in eastern Cuba, which is home to Cuba's… Continue reading

Sandy makes landfall in Cuba; Jamaica, Haiti each see 1 death

Posted on Thursday, 10.25.12

Hurricane Sandy

Sandy makes landfall in Cuba; Jamaica, Haiti each see 1 death

Sandy, expected to remain a hurricane after crossing Cuba, hit Jamaica

and Haiti, causing at least two deaths.

Miami Herald Staff and Wire Reports

Hurricane Sandy made landfall Thursday just west of Santiago de Cuba in

southern Cuba, where people boarded over windows… Continue reading

Tropical Storm Sandy a threat to Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti

Posted on Monday, 10.22.12

Tropical Storm Sandy a threat to Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti

By CURTIS MORGAN

[email protected]

Tropical Storm Sandy, strengthening rapidly Monday in the warm waters of

the Caribbean Sea, was expected to bring heavy rains to Jamaica, Cuba

and Haiti over the next few days.

The National Hurricane Center predicted Sandy would remain well off the

coast of… Continue reading

Feminine Creativity in the Face of Natural Disasters in Cuba

Feminine Creativity in the Face of Natural Disasters in Cuba

By Ivet González

HAVANA, Aug 27 2012 (IPS) – Blanca Lima raises all her appliances above

flood level, puts boxes of clothes on top of wardrobes, and fills the

shelves she installed near the ceiling with all kinds of objects. In

less than an hour, she is ready to evacuate… Continue reading

Over 20,000 evacuated in Cuba due to tropical storm

Over 20,000 evacuated in Cuba due to tropical storm

Published August 26, 2012

EFE

Tropical Storm Isaac caused the evacuations of more than 20,000 people

in Cuba, as well as minor flooding in coastal areas, overflowing rivers,

power outages and damage to homes while it moved over the waters north

of the island en route to Florida, state media reported… Continue reading

Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti; Florida under hurricane warning

Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti; Florida under hurricane warning

By the CNN Wire Staff

updated 5:52 AM EDT, Sat August 25, 2012

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

– Hurricane warning is issued for the west coast of Florida, from Bonita

Beach south

– Warnings are also in effect for the Florida Keys and Florida Bay,

forecasters say

– Tropical Storm Isaac is passing… Continue reading

Tropical Storm Isaac stronger, set to cross Haiti and Cuba on path to U.S.

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Tropical Storm Isaac stronger, set to cross Haiti and Cuba on path to U.S.

By Brian McNoldy

Isaac has not reached hurricane intensity yet, but as of 11 a.m. EDT,

the maximum sustained winds are 60 mph. This is the strongest the storm

has been so far. The threshold for becoming a hurricane is… Continue reading

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