Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Several Tornados Hit Central Cuba

Several Tornados Hit Central Cuba

Camaguey, Cuba, May 18 (acn) Five tornados hit in the space of two hours
Santa Teresa Town, nine kilometers west of Camaguey city, and
preliminary reports mention two injured people and damages to 78 houses.
Cuban News Agency

The 214-inhabitant town, mostly ranchers and farmers, was severely
battered by the gusts of wind that knocked down trees, electricity and
phone poles, among other damages, according to statements made to ACN by
the head of the San Blas Municipality Civil Defense Roberto Cruz Carmenate.

Specialist from the Weather Forecast Station in Camaguey Jorge Félix
Pastrana said the storm took place when a converging line originated,
causing the tornados to form from 5 to 7 PM this Monday.

Tornados are common in Cuba and happen in small areas for short periods
of time, mainly in May and June, caused by the air warming and high
relative humidity.


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