Dozens left dead in Caribbean as Hurricane Dennis moves toward U.S.
Saturday, July 9, 2005
The fury of Dennis overnight wracked the area with torrential flood, causing rains, dangerous Cuba and 22 in Haiti. As of 9 July 2005 18:06 (UTC), reports of dead and injured from other Caribbean countries had not been reported., tidal swells, and winds up to 175 miles per hour. According to reports from humanitarian aid organizations, at least 10 died in
Cuba, which has a national emergency response program in the event of Hurricanes, evacuated 660,000 people from the eastern part of the island, which was considered to be the most vulnerable part of the country. But Saturday morning, president Fidel Castro confirms in a national broadcast that at least 10 Cubans died as a result of the storm. Dennis slammed into Cuba's southern coastal province of Friday afternoon with Category 4 force winds. It emerged on the north side of Cuba considerably weakened to Category 1.
In nearby Jamaica, although the island was spared the full force of Dennis, rains and tidal swells caused widespread flooding in 28 communities. Hundreds of families faced a weekend camped out in emergency shelters as health officials inspected flood areas for safety.
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