Destruction in Cuba from Hurricane Irma

In Cuba, the destruction along the north central coast was similar to that seen on other Caribbean islands over the last week as Irma plowed into Ciego de Avila province. You don’t see much of the U.S. media showing you any photos or videos from the damage in Cuba because they are focused on Hurricane Irma and Florida coverage and preparedness.

Cubans walked through ankle-deep water in Caibarien, a fishing town where streets were flooded and covered in seaweed. Elsewhere, winds toppled trees and utility poles or ripped apart roofs.

It was the first time the eye of a Category 5 storm had made landfall in Cuba since 1932, state media said, and the island’s Communist government ordered the evacuation of more than a million people from its path.

This was a CNN reporters view of Hurricane #Irma as it lashed Caibarién, Cuba, before heading off to the Florida Keys

Here is a photo of the Hurricane Irma waves crashing into Havana, Cuba:

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