Wednesday 22 March 2023

Over 70% of Cuba’s Power Restored After Hurricane Irma

Government officials and citizens continue to work extensively to restore the country to normality.

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Residents walk near downed power lines felled by Hurricane Irma in Caibarien, Cuba. (Desmond Boylan/The Associated Press)

(TODAY CUBA) Over 70 percent of Cuba’s electrical power has been restored in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Prensa Latina reported.

The hurricane, which rocked the island nation’s northern coast earlier this month, left vast areas without power for days.

People move through flooded streets in Havana after Hurricane Irma passed through Cuba. (Ramon Espinosa/The Associated Press)

Cuba’s National Electric System, the country’s main electrical generator, has already been fully restored, according to Electric Union of Cuba official Jorge Armando.

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Only one principal generator, located in the Matanzas province, remains inactive due to the effects of the hurricane. Once repaired, full energy transmission will be restored throughout the Caribbean island.

(Prensa Latina) Several coastal hotels in Havana that were affected by Hurricane Irma will be ready to operate this week, after efforts by employees and relevant agencies, officials said today

Government officials and citizens continue to work extensively to restore the country to normality.

The Ministry of Higher Education announced that 11 universities have reopened and that classes have resumed.

Nine food centers in eight Havana municipalities continue to serve 702 residents who have been unable to return to their homes.

Over 200 public water containers in flooded areas have also been cleaned up.

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While telephone service for 24,410 residences has yet to be restored, a majority of Cubans are now able to access communication devices.

A resident swims in a flooded street in Havana, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba. (Ramon Espinosa/The Associated Press)

All hospitals and health clinics are functioning normally, except for two: the America Arias and Hermanos Ameijeiras hospitals.

Cuban President Raul Castro is consistently meeting with Communist Party officials to improve recovery efforts taking place throughout the island.

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