MIAMI, United States. – The heavy rains of the last hours in the western zone of Cuba have caused heavy flooding in the capital municipalities of Havana Center and Oct. 10as well as the collapse of at least one buildingas reported by several users on social networks.
Shortly after 6:00 p.m. this Tuesday, the Facebook page “Bomberos Cubanos” Indian that commandos 1, 4, and 15 were working on “rescues and evacuation of people incommunicado as a result of the rains in the sectors of Diez de Octubre and Centro Habana.”
In addition, detailed that commando 1 had gone to the intersection of Belascoaín and Monte, in Havana, to carry out the “rescue of people in a vehicle affected by the floods.”
After 8:00 p.m., “Cuban Firefighters” also confirmed the rescue of several people “after the collapse of a building at the intersection of San José, between Aramburu and Soledad.”
Other social media posts they realized of the floods sudden in the area of Cuatro Caminos, Havana, due to heavy rains and drainage problems.
This Tuesday, the Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) of Cuba issued the Special Notice No. 1 due to heavy rains and electrical storms in the west of the Island.
“During the next few hours, a line of storms associated with the trough that is located over the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, will continue to move eastward and will continue to move slowly in the vicinity of the western region of Cuba from this afternoon and hours of the night and early morning”, explained the Forecast Center.
“This system in combination with the strong heating of the day and high humidity content, will be generating strong instability with a deterioration of the meteorological conditions, increasing the areas of showers, rains and electrical storms over the west, with rains that can be strong and intense in some locations”, added the scientific institution.