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The storm also damaged some 200 buildings, obstructed traffic and covered a considerable stretch of the local airports runway with debris.

The storm began Wednesday afternoon, with waves higher than five metres, causing extensive flooding, a phenomenon described by the AIN news agency as worst seen in the city in the past 50 years.

Civil Defence officials have evacuated more than 1,000 people to government buildings and houses of relatives.

Baracoa, which is located some 1,100 km east of Havana, and has a population of around 80,000, is Cubas oldest city and the biggest tourist destination in the Guantanamo province.


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