Cuba: Impact from Hurricane Irma (15 Sep 2017)

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A significant number of communities in the eastern, central and western parts of the island have been severely affected. Lack of electricity and access to potable water are the major problems. Water is currently being supplied to the population via tanker trucks, and in some areas generators have been connected to facilitate the operation of pumping equipment and the extraction of water from wells. In some communities, food processing centers have been established, which are supplied free of charge at evacuation centers and distributed to the population at subsidized prices. Preliminary data estimates that 60,500 dwellings were affected, including total or partial collapses and partial or total loss of roofs.

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