Tornado destroys 14 homes, leaves 38 injured in Cuba's Caimito

Tornado destroys 14 homes, leaves 38 injured in Cuba's Caimito

A severe storm produced several waterspouts near the popular beach in Cuba's town of Caimito, Artemisa province, on Saturday, July 2, 2016. At least one of them has hit land, causing substantial damage.

According to official media reports published Monday, July 4, 30 homes and shops were destroyed or damaged, 38 people were injured, 6 of them seriously. Sunday's reports said 14 houses were completely destroyed and 6 partially. 

The weather phenomenon surprised everyone at the beach. "The sky turned gray and in less than one minute everything was destroyed. I had never seen anything like it," an eyewitness said. Another eyewitness said the storm produced waves of up to five to six meters.

Featured image: Waterspout and lightning - Caimito beach, Cuba on July 2, 2016. Credit: FrankCab Lopez

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