Thousands of tourists stranded in Cuba after Irma

Published on : Monday, September 11, 2017

irmaIt is the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which hit Cuba with 160mph winds and it is referred as the deadly storm, thousands of Cuban residents and the tourists are stranded, swimming the flooded streets of Central Havana.




There about 11 million people are suffering right now. Irma hit the entire region with 160 mph winds when it made landfall. The first storm of hurricane reached in the island since 1932. It caused a major damage to tourist infrastructure including an international airport on the sandy keys popular with Europeans and Canadians.  Most of the tourists in Cuba swam across the city to find the safe place.




Hurricane Irma tore off the roofs and cut off the electricity poles throughout the country before turning northwards and ploughing through Florida.




But even with the power out across most of the country of 11.2 million people, the damage to inland Cuba appeared less than devastation wrought on smaller Caribbean islands.




The stormy winds had slowed a little by the time Irma reached Varadero. The storm Irma had killed at least 28 people in the Caribbean Islands.



Havana was spared a direct hit but the locals in the poor central district of the city close to the seafront were dealing with waterlogged homes and possessions after 36 foot waves which breached the curving sea wall of the city, turning roads into canals.




According to the latest updates on hurricane Irma, this category 5 storm has the huge break in Havana Island, making the lost of destruction of the city life, hotels, accommodation, and most destruction happened in the beaches which are the top places for the cruise and beach tourism and veers towards Florida.



Most of the airlines and the cruise are cancelled. Thousands of tourists are stranded in the ports and the airports.




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