Cuba carefully follows hurricane Ida's track
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- Intense rains and floods
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- 11 / 07 / 2009
Ida, quickly developed in the western Caribbean on Wednesday, is headed on a northwesterly trend and early this morning had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and a central pressure of 991 millibars, according to the Cuban weather experts.
On Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast hurricane warnings took effect in Prinzapolka, Pearl Lagoon, the mouth of Rio Grande and Corn Island, expected to be the hardest hit. Civil Defense authorities were alerting of the danger of flash floods and landslides
caused by heavy rains, reported Nuevo Diario newspaper from Managua.
November is the last month of the Caribbean hurricane season which runs from the beginning of June to the end of this month.
The National Hurricane Center (Miami) is also tracking the storm and its five day cone shows Ida, reduced to a tropical storm.
Ida is expected to go towards Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula with outer band rains reaching Cuba’s western provinces of Havana and Pinar del Rio as well.
Two major hurricanes caused massive devastation in 2008.November is the last month of the Caribbean hurricane season which runs from the beginning of June to the end of this month.
Fuente: Havana Times.