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Nicole made landfall in Florida as a Category 1 hurricane


In the early hours of this Thursday, Hurricane Nicole made landfall south of Vero Beach, about 200 km from Miami, Florida, as a category 1, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h. However, it has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves toward east-central Florida in the morning, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Nicole became the latest hurricane to hit Florida’s Atlantic coast in a calendar year, breaking the November 4 record set by Hurricane Yankee in 1935.

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The Conchita was not carried away by the wind

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“Dad, sit on the door, sit on the door that is going to open,” Claidel Barán said repeatedly to his father Raymand after the force of the wind from Hurricane Ian. Thus, with his back against the wood of the door, he spent the entire morning and part of the morning. And when it all happened, seeing the disasters around him, the first thing he did was go to the La Conchita factory, where he has worked for more than 10 years.

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Chapeando: Culture, donations and contrasts


“We are going to win, we are going to win…” sings Nsila Cheche, starting our podcast. The cajon touch sounds with the invincible optimism of the Cuban, who in the worst moments laughs and dances, scaring away the bad omen. Well chosen musical greeting to the Day of Cuban Culture. And also the celebration of the date by artists and intellectuals, who did not go to a theater to celebrate themselves. They walk through the towns of Pinar del Río where Ian’s winds took away the roofs and the souls of many people.

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Cuban Foreign Minister thanks humanitarian aid from the United States through the Red Cross


Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla thanked the humanitarian aid from the United States through the Red Cross to support the victims caused by the passage of Hurricane Ian through the west of the country, in particular in the province of Pinar del Río. On his account on the social network Twitter he wrote: “We appreciate the offer of humanitarian aid from the US. The material contribution valued at 2 million USD through the International Federation of the Red Cross will contribute to our recovery efforts and support to those affected by the ravages of Hurricane Ian”.

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Cuban Government: Quality and speed in each recovery action that is carried out

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While the moment when Hurricane Ian passed over Cuba recedes in time, variables such as the agility and quality of each recovery action increase its value; because those affected – who must also be the architects of each step forward – await the best and most expeditious responses, to gradually erase the gigantic trail of destruction caused by a natural phenomenon that raged against the westernmost part of the Island. As in a battlefield, all the possible forces available to the country move, and they are assigned to the places hardest hit by the hurricane gusts.

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United Nations System donates water purification plant for victims of Hurricane Ian in Pinar del Río

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As part of the emergency response after the devastating effect of Hurricane Ian in western Cuba and particularly in the province of Pinar del Río, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Office of The Resident Coordinator (OCR) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Cuba joined forces for the acquisition of a Kit Watsan No. 5 water treatment plant. This mobile team will be transferred to Pinar del Río to meet the urgent water and sanitation needs of the population most affected by the passage of Hurricane Ian.

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The Prosecutor’s Office reports that acts against public order and citizen tranquility are being investigated after the passage of Hurricane Ian


After Hurricane Ian passed through the national territory, which caused severe damage in several provinces, the Attorney General’s Office controls criminal proceedings in which events that disturbed public order and citizen tranquility are investigated. These events were related to the burning of facilities, the execution of acts of vandalism, the closure of public roads in order to prevent the movement of vehicles and people, the attacks and offenses against officials and law enforcement, and the incitement to violence.

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Hurricane Ian: The death toll rises in Florida and criticism grows over the management of the disaster


At least 100 people have died due to Hurricane Ian in Florida, according to the preliminary official count. The tragic toll is rising as the search for survivors continues in the southern US state. Local authorities have been showered with criticism for not insisting on the evacuation plan. Building rooftops are surrounded by flood waters along the Peace River in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Arcadia, Florida, on October 3, 2022.

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Díaz-Canel exchanges with local authorities and workers on a visit to the pine town of Cocodrilo


The first secretary of the Central Committee of the PCC and president of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel, visits the coastal town of Cocodrilo, in the south of the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud, on Monday morning. On Twitter, the president reported that “Today we will be on the Isle of Youth, another of the territories affected by #HurricaneIan. The recovery there is progressing rapidly. Much of its electrical service and communications are restored. We have to work hard to rebuild the houses.”

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Pinar del Río: Six hours that changed everything

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We didn’t want to write. We were not there when Ian attacked the province of Pinar del Río with winds of more than 200 kilometers per hour; that land that saw us born and from which we can never let go. We didn’t want to write but it is a journalistic duty to tell stories and bring a pinch of hope to the last person. Last Wednesday, from car to car, from stretch to stretch, we traveled about a hundred and fifty kilometers and reached Pinar del Río. Destruction, pain in people’s faces, fallen trees, houses without roofs, others on the ground.