Cuba

5 نوفمبر 2013

Cuba: The struggle to recover from Hurricane Sandy seven months on

The people Cuba thought they were going to avoid the worst of Hurricane Sandy, but then they found out that the hurricane was coming straight at them. Sandy was so destructive, the people of Cuba are still struggling to recover seven months on.
Volunteer resilience shines through, even in the wake of a hurricane
6 نوفمبر 2012

Volunteer resilience shines through, even in the wake of a hurricane

As Hurricane Sandy battered Cuba, many community volunteers from the Cuban Red Cross were not only in the front line of the response, but also had to deal with the damage and destruction of their own homes.
Isaac’s aftermath proves the value of preparedness in Cuba
31 أغسطس 2012

Isaac’s aftermath proves the value of preparedness in Cuba

By the time Tropical Storm Isaac made landfall in Cuba on Saturday 25 August in the province of Guantanamo with sustained 95 km/h winds, the communities in the area were already prepared to safely face the effects caused by the storm.
Hurricane Paloma: early evacuation saved lives
21 نوفمبر 2008

Hurricane Paloma: early evacuation saved lives

When Hurricane Paloma made landfall in Cuba, the worst was expected.
Cuba: Early warning saves lives in “worst hurricane in 50 years”
4 سبتمبر 2008

Cuba: Early warning saves lives in “worst hurricane in 50 years”

As clean-up teams finish removing the remains of fallen trees in Havana’s main streets, Tony, a Red Cross volunteer, remarks: “They have just about finished cleaning up here - imagine what it must have been like in Pinar del Río”.
1 سبتمبر 2008

Gustav: Red Cross preparations enable fast response

Hurricane Gustav, a category three storm carrying winds of up to 185 kilometres an hour, has now hit the North American coast.
Cuba on first name terms with hurricanes
20 سبتمبر 2004

Cuba on first name terms with hurricanes

Punta de Cartas, Playa las Canas, Cortez, Sandino, all these places in the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio sound familiar: they are the places that were swept away two years ago when hurricanes Isidore and Lili smashed into the island.
13 سبتمبر 2004

Cuba prepares itself for the worst

"In fifty years we haven’t seen a hurricane like this" says Jose Luis Pedraza, Cuban Red Cross relief director, referring to Hurricane Ivan.
13 أغسطس 2004

Hurricane Charley highlights auxiliary role

Hurricane Charley has swept through Cuba and is heading north towards the American state of Florida, where the authorities have declared a state of emergency and nearly one million people have been urged to leave their homes.
Cuban community left reeling by Isidore and Lili
8 أكتوبر 2002

Cuban community left reeling by Isidore and Lili

A broken watch, a sodden rag doll, a splintered chair.
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