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DHA-GENEVA 93/0093
CUBA - TROPICAL STORM AND FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO 1
17 MARCH 1993

GOVERNMENT OF CUBA REQUESTING INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

SITUATION

1. ON 13 MARCH 1993 ONE OF THE MOST VIOLENT TROPICAL STORMS IN RECENT HISTORY WITH WINDS UP TO 160 KM/H AND WAVES OF UP TO 8 M HIT CUBA FROM PINAR DEL RIO IN THE WEST TO CIEGO DE AVILA AND CAMAGUEY IN CENTRAL CUBA. REPORTS INDICATE THAT EASTERN PROVINCES MAY ALSO HAVE BEEN FLOODED BY SEA WATER.

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