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Cuba: Severe Local Storm - May 2020

Status
Ongoing
Countries
Cuba
Disaster types
Severe Local Storm
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On 25 to 26 May, a severe local storm brought tornados, hail falls, waterspouts and linear winds over 92 km/h. A tornado event was registered in the province of Santi Spiritus with winds of 120 km/h. According to the Provincial Meteorological Centre in Sancti Spiritus the tornado was the most visible event of larger severe storms affecting the area. Other severe local storms also significantly impacted the Provinces of Villa Clara, Ciego de Avila and Camaguey. The severe local storms added to heavy rains registered in the country between 20 and 26 May in the Central Provinces of Cuba: Camaguey, Cienfuegos, Sancti Spiritus and Villa Clara. As a result, flood events were reported in the area due to the intense weather events reported on 25 and 26 May. (IFRC, 3 Jun 2020)