Cuba: Hurricane Irma evacuations and initial needs (as of 11 September)

Hurricane Irma struck the country from the morning of September 8 to Sunday afternoon with strong winds, rains and coastal flooding. More than two million people were evacuated in evacuation centers and in family houses. The loss of ten human lives has been reported in the territories of Havana, Matanzas, Camagüey and Ciego de Ávila. Thirteen of the 15 provinces were directly affected by the hurricane. Flooding is still being reported in coastal cities and northern communities today, including Havana, where water penetrated 500 meters beyond the line of its well-known Malecon. Coastal and mountain communities are also reported to be isolated due to the flooding of rivers and the destruction of roads.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit