May 18, 2024



Tropical Storm Elsa makes landfall in Cuba; heavy rainfall blankets central provinces

Yahoo News – Miami Herald


Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall in Cuba’s central region on Monday afternoon, bearing down on the island as it struggles with a spike in COVID-19 cases and shortages of food and other basic necessities amid the deepest economic crisis in over three decades.

Local forecasters said the storm, which hit Cuba about 85 miles southeast of Havana, is bringing strong wind and heavy rainfall that has already soaked areas in the south and center of the island. Rainfall of 5 to 10 inches is expected for central areas with a maximum of 15 inches forecast in some isolated areas, which could lead to flash flooding and mudslides, Cuba’s Meteorological Institute INSMET said.

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