Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hits Cuba with Strength 2

Hurricane Sandy has reached south-east Cuba and strengthened into a strong category two hurricane.

The hurricane was carrying maximum sustained winds of 175km/h (110mph) as it hit land just west of Santiago de Cuba, said the US-based National Hurricane Center (NHC).

On Wednesday, one man was killed as Sandy swept over Jamaica.

A hurricane watch is in place in the Bahamas, and Florida has been placed on tropical storm watch.

The NHC said wind gusts of up to to 183km/h had been reported in Santiago de Cuba.

Read more: BBC News


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