- Title: Baracoa flattened after Matthew
- Date: 7th October 2016
- Summary: BARACOA, GUANTANAMO, (OCTOBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF LEVELLED HOUSES 2, (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) AREA RESIDENT, SAYING: "The situation was really bad. We don't have water to cook. We don't have running water." VARIOUS OF RESIDENTS WALKING THROUGH RUINS
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2016 19:12
- Keywords: Matthew Guantanamo flooding devastation
- Location: BARACOA, GUANTANAMO, CUBA
- City: BARACOA, GUANTANAMO, CUBA
- Country: Cuba
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Wind/Hurricane/Typhoons/Tornadoes
- Reuters ID: LVA001530C3EV
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- Story Text: Residents in Cuba's eastern city of Baracoa began on Thursday (October 6) to evaluate the destruction from Hurricane Matthew, which left streets full of rubble.
Downed power lines and debris littered the city as Baracoans picked their way through the mess.
They returned to a home in ruins, barely functioning at the moment.
"The situation was really bad. We don't have water to cook. We don't have running water," said one local woman.
On Friday (October 7) Matthew lashed Florida with heavy rains and winds after killing at least 478 people in Haiti on its destructive march north through the Caribbean.
Hurricane Matthew packed gusts of 100 miles per hour (160 kph) as it tracked north-northwest along Florida's east coast, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The storm's eye was 25 miles (40 km) east of Cape Canaveral, home to the nation's chief space launch site.
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