Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
by Staff Writers
Havana (AFP) Nov 30, 2013
Two days of heavy rains caused extensive flooding and the collapse of part of a building in Havana, killing two people, the official newspaper Granma reported Saturday.
The streets of the Cuban capital were inundated, stranding vehicles and making it difficult to get around.
"Various partial collapses and two deaths were caused yesterday by the continuous rains that had been falling since early in the day, and which have affected localities with vulnerable housing stock," the newspaper said.
It identified the victims as a 54-year-old man and a 60-year-old women, who lived in an old building several stories high that experienced collapses.
Heavy rains have lashed western Cuba since Thursday night "causing large scale floods that totally interrupted traffic on the streets and avenues of various Havana municipalities," it said.
Intense rains also were reported in the western Artemisa province where authorities were preparing evacuations to remove people from dangerous areas.
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|