Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla sent a solidarity and support message to the Bahamas government and people, a Caribbean nation intensely hit by Hurricane Dorian.
"Our solidarity and support to the government and people of #Bahamas after the devastating passage of #HuracanDorian. Our collaborators in that sister Caribbean nation are protected and will join the country's recovery efforts, the Cuban diplomat posted on Twitter.
The Bahamian archipelago, made up of some 700 islands, islets and cays and with 400,000 inhabitants, has been devastated by Hurricane Dorian, which since Sunday has beaten its whole territory with winds and rain.
Reports indicate at least five deaths, while some 13,000 homes could have been partially or totally destroyed, in an unprecedented devastating scenario for this nation.
Images show the fury of the winds, floods and swells hitting streets, buildings and coastal infrastructure, without energy or communications, aftermath of a hurricane that reached the top category of Saffir-Simpson, which is five.
Dorian, the most severe hurricane ever formed in the world this year, has broken several meteorological records: it is the most intense in modern times in touching land in the Atlantic, its sustained winds reached 297 kilometers per hour, it is the most severe in the northwest of the Caribbean and the one with the lowest registered atmospheric pressure.