Hurricane Ike makes landfall on Cuba
Monday, September 8, 2008
According to the Cuba, with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour and above, making it a category three hurricane on the . At 8:00 p.m. ( ) Ike was centered approximately 60 miles North of and made landfall around 11:00 p.m. in the town of Cabo Lucrecia. Millions of Cubans have evacuated cities along the shoreline and moved to higher grounds as meteorologists say Eastern Cuba has never seen a storm this big., has made landfall on
"These people have never seen a Category 4 - or a category 3," said Jose Rubiera a meteorologist on Cubavision. The NHC states that a storm surge of 9 to 12 feet is expected along the Eastern shores.
Ike is currently moving West at around 13 miles an hour, but thestates that they expect Ike to turn to a more West-Northwest direction within the coming days.
So far, Ike has killed 58 people in Haiti, 13 of the victims were children.
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