Camaguey Historic Center Affected by Local Storm

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The historic center of this central-eastern city, Cultural Heritage of Humanity, woke up today with damages in several buildings, following the effects of a tornado with estimated winds between 110 and 120 kilometers per hour.

Among the most affected areas, there are the square Plaza de San Juan de Dios, one of the main areas visited by national and foreign tourists, as well as the building of the Puppet Theater, which lost part of its roof cover.

On Tuesday afternoon, August 29, at around 6:30 p.m., rain and strong winds also damaged some houses in the city, which is one of the first villages founded by the Spaniards in Cuba more than half a millennium ago.

According to the report by the experts from the Forecast Department of the Meteorological Center of Camagüey, the phenomenon was associated to the convergent wind flow, afternoon warming (maximum temperatures in the center of the province reached 35.6 degress Celsius) and local summer conditions.

Government authorities in Camagüey are already preparing specialized companies in charge of restoring services to the population after the fall of some power cables, with the subsequent damage to the public and residential lighting.

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