[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Dennis' Aftermath

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Dennis' Aftermath

Looks like Havana may have escaped the brunt of the damage, due in large part to the hurricane weakening during its treck across the island. I haven't seen any reports of widespread damage in the capital, which is great news. However, heavy rains continue to fall which can cause the collapse of some of the deteriorated colonial buildings in Old Havana.

Unfortunately, Dennis did leave a deadly mark on Cuba where 10 deaths were reported in the southeast part of the island. The towns of Pilon and Niqueros, near Cabo Cruz, got the direct hit from 150 mph winds that Dennis was packing late Thursday. Santiago also suffered significant damage, as did Cienfuegos yesterday afternoon where Dennis made its second landfall.

You can take a look at Cuban damage reports compiled by the Miami Herald by clicking here.


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