More than 3.1 million people remain without water service. Service has been restored in about half of the supply systems damaged by Hurricane Irma. Restoration of services depends mainly on the electric power system rehabilitation. Preliminary data shows severe damage to the housing sector. The hurricane damaged 95% of homes in Bolivia and Ciego de Avila´s Municipalities. The 13 affected Cuban provinces are concentrating their forces on the recovery of vital services for the population and on the evaluation of the severity of the damage.
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.