The highest governmental authorities of Cuba, headed by Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, toured affected areas of this capital by the tornado that occurred during the night of yesterday and this morning.
The damage is severe, so far we mourn the loss of 3 human lives and care for 172 injured. Several brigades already working on the recovery said the Cuban leader in Twitter.
Diaz-Canel spoke with the people and authorities of the municipalities of Regla and Guanabacoa with whom he learned of the impact of the weather phenomenon and organizational measures to assist those affected and recover the vitality of basic services.
A press team from the Cuban News Agency visited affected areas in the municipalities of San Miguel del Padrón, Plaza de la Revolución and Centro Habana and found significant damage to buildings, electricity, telephones and public lighting, with several collapses.
It was a tense night for the Havana residents with strong winds, the absence of electric power and intense rain, however, before the sun came up cleaning brigades began to remove the debris and restore vitality to the roads that were obstructed.
Similarly, electricity and manufactured gas service have begun to be restored, although intermittent rains still persist.