Cuban and USA authorities exchange info on hurricane damage

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Havana, Oct 4.- Authorities from Cuba and the United States exchange information on the extensive damage caused in both countries by Hurricane Ian, the Foreign Ministry reported today.

On its Twitter account, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported: ‘Cuban and US governments have exchanged information on the considerable damage and unfortunate losses caused by Hurricane Ian in both countries´.

The note also points out that ‘we also maintain communication with other governments interested in the damage and needs for recovery in Cuba´.

The passage of the hurricane through western Cuba last week left three dead, tens of thousands of evacuees, thousands of homes destroyed or partially damaged and heavy losses in agriculture, especially in the tobacco harvest, the main economic line of the province. from Pinar del Río.

Likewise, great damages were reported in the infrastructure, especially in the electricity networks.

It also caused millionaire damage in Florida, United States, where the death of at least 87 people and considerable material losses were reported. (PL)