Landslides reported in Havana due to Hurricane Italia

At least two Landslides Various opinions were expressed after the heavy rain in Havana this Tuesday Cyclone Italia At the western tip of Cuba.

A building in Centro Habana collapsed at noon in the capital, according to images shared by social networks. Influencers Alain Paparazzi.

A mobile phone recording captured the moment of confusion and fear among many neighbors after the structure of an old building in the municipality collapsed.

From pictures and comments from neighbors, everything indicates that many of them may be trapped under the rubble.

“The Prado has fallen! What’s going to fall! Look at the Mercedes hanging from the stairs!”, the author of the post is heard asking as he walks through the building trying to reach out and help his neighbors.

Facebook / Pedro Lizardo Garcés Escalona catch

Another less significant landslide was reported at Rampa Popular Council in Vedado, Havana. This is the side of the “America” ​​building, which collapsed due to rain and caused power outages in the area.

A pillar at the corner of the ‘America’ building collapsed and fell on top of a power line, disrupting electricity service in Ramba Popular Council area. When weather conditions permit, assessment and recovery operations will begin. Fortunately, there were no injuries,” he said Facebook The chairman of that council, Pedro Lizardo Garces Escalona.

The iconic “America” building (Calle N #408) – one of the most representative works of modernism in Cuban architecture – has been deteriorating and abandoned by the authorities for decades. Next to the Pérez Serrano building, it is considered one of the most iconic examples of residential architecture. Decorative work In Habana.

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While writing this note, The first landslide in Centro Habana has been confirmed, with data provided by official sources. The affected property is located at Prado #352 between Neptuno and Virtudes, Municipality of Centro Habana.

Screenshot Facebook / OnCuba

“After the rain, the Prado #352 building, between Neptuno and Virtues in Centro Habana, partially collapsed. No casualties were reported. The rescue of some occupants of the building had to be done through Virtues Street. The building was blocked off. Firefighters, Red Cross and government officials participated in the operation. ” said the shopkeeper on Facebook. OnCuba.

As previously reported, People were trapped in the rubble The main entrance collapsed and firefighters were rescued through the balconies.

Images shared by it showed members of the Red Cross and the capital’s Salvage and Rescue Corps rescuing an elderly woman and a mother with a baby among the residents of the collapsed building.

Italia is far from the Cuban coast, but heavy rains and winds affected not only Pinar del Rio, but also other areas in the western provinces, including the Cuban capital.

Pictures circulating on social media this Tuesday showed as much Parts of the capital were hit by rain and strong winds from time to time.

Esmond Harmon

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