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Hurricane Ian hit Cuba: 850 thousand people were left without electricity, 50 thousand people were evacuated

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Caribbeaneffective in Hurricane Ian, CubaHe shot . In the statement made by the Cuban Meteorological Institute (INSMET Cuba), it was reported that Hurricane Ian, which reached the category 3 hurricane level according to the Saffir-Simpson scale, reached land at 03:25 local time in the town of La Coloma in Pinar del Rio state.

50,000 PEOPLE DISCHARGED DUE TO THE hurricane

While material damage was caused by the hurricane, which was effective with strong winds reaching 205 kilometers per hour in the region and heavy rain, 50 thousand people were evacuated from their homes. Before the hurricane landed, the Cuban government went into a state of alarm in 6 states, including the capital Havana and Pinar del Rio, cut off the electricity of 850 thousand people as a precaution and built 55 shelters.

NO LOSS OF LIFE

It was reported that due to Hurricane Ian, floods occurred in many houses in Pinar del Rio, the roofs were blown off and some fallen trees blocked the roads. The hurricane caused torrential rain in Havana. Cuban officials stated that no casualties have been reported so far due to the hurricane.

EXPECTED TO HIT FLORIDA

In the statement made by the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), it was stated that Hurricane Ian, which continues to move towards the north, will increase its strength even more and reach the category 4 level, and it will hit the US state of Florida in the early hours of tomorrow.

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