Several localities in Central and Eastern Cuba was cut off due to the intense torrential rains that hit the island on Wednesday, said on Thursday the local media.
In the Central province of Ciego de Avila river flood Gamegames (Guamajales) cut settlement Limones-Palmero (Limones Palmero) in the municipality of Managua (Majagua). Also isolated were the small towns of Guaranies (Guayacanes) and Orlando Gonzalez (Orlando Gonzalez).
On the East of the country cut off was the municipality of GUAM (Guama) from an overflowing river, Seville (Sevilla). In addition, because of the flood of GUAM flooded industrial enterprises located in the municipality of Chivirico (Chivirico) in the area Calentura (Calentura).
According to the Cuban meteorological service, most precipitation for the last day fell in the province of camagüey (Camaguey) — 112 millimeters. In the provinces of Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus — 105 and 101 mm, respectively.
When this Cuban meteorologists have different assessments of the situation in the Caribbean with American colleagues.
Previously, the national center for tracking hurricanes, located in Miami, said that the wind speed associated with the area of low atmospheric pressure in the region, reaching 65 miles per hour, which is sufficient for the recognition of the elements of a tropical storm and assigned a name.
«In the Central regions of Cuba, where, allegedly, was the center of a tropical storm, the wind speed ranged from eight to 10 kilometers per hour», — said the famous Cuban meteorologist Jose Rubiera (Jose Rubiera), quoted by the website Cubadebate.
«Wind speed from 50 to 60 miles per hour was recorded at 500 kilometers to the East of Cuba… It was caused by the interaction of high-pressure systems in the Atlantic and the area of low pressure over Cuba», — the specialist said, adding that this effect «can not be called tropical storm».