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And now we discover that there are victims
Hurricane Sandy, the rapidly increasing intensity over the warm waters of the Caribbean hit southeastern Cuba on Thursday morning accompanied by strong winds gusting 177 kilometers per hour, which led to power cuts and the uprooting of trees in the city of Santiago de Cuba.
The agency said the Cuban Meteorological The center of the storm reached landfall west of the city of Santiago
The total height of nine meters waves which submerge coastal areas,
The agency said the typhoon Sandy will increase strength after passing over Cuba.
And heavy rainfall in the area hit by the hurricane, and forecasters expected Scattered between 15 and 30.5 centimeters of rain in most areas and up to 50 centimeters in isolated places.
But is there casualties?
However, the limited number of
Where media quoted local police as saying on Wednesday, that a man "74-year-old" died in Jamaica after resulted in a landslide for the huge rock fall at his home outside Kingston.
Also led the hurricane blew roofs and uprooted trees in the area.
There are people who have escaped and fled away
Fled more than a thousand people to emergency shelters across the Caribbean island, according to what the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management,
She added that it expected more with the continued flee rainfall until today.
The wind speed in the range from Category II hurricane between 154 to 177 kilometers per hour, making Hurricane Sandy is about to become the third category.
We also know that there are service organizations in the community such as educational institutions stopped
This happened in Jamaica, authorities shut down schools and equip shelters in anticipation of the storm Sandy
There is also the economic impact due to this hurricane
Where futures rose U.S. crude oil at close on Thursday after choppy trading to break losing streak lasted five sessions after it received support from positive economic data from the United Kingdom
Recovery futures for refined products on fears that Hurricane Sandy affect refineries on the east coast of the United States.