Cuba Tornado: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - DREF: MDRCU005 (18 February 2019)

Situation Report
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A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On January 2019, an EF4 Tornado impacted Cuba in the Havana Province.

The extremely rare event generated winds up to 300 km/h and close to 20km through the Havana Province. The base of the tornado was 500 to 700 meters wide; strong winds being felt up to 1km from the center.

Major damages were recorded in 5 municipalities of la Havana: Cerro, 10 de Octubre, Guanabacoa, Regla and San Miguel del Padron. The original report of 4 deaths was later raised to 6 deaths and 195 injured.

Today 9,916 people remain in 16 emergency shelters or with relatives