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Cuba Reports Severe Crop Losses from Andrea

Saturday, 08 Jun 2013 11:14 AM

HAVANNA — Tropical Storm Andrea caused severe crop losses in western Cuba when it raked the island on its way north to the United States, official media said Saturday.

The Communist Party newspaper Granma said the storm also caused damage to more than 1,900 houses and inundated 437 others this week and last week, mainly in Pinar del Rio, a prime tobacco growing area for Cuba's famed cigars.

"Although the total damage has not yet been quantified, agriculture stands out at a glance as the most affected sector, with numerous plantations flooded throughout the territory," it said.

The storm moved over the Gulf of Mexico and then up the U.S. East Coast this week.

No longer a tropical storm, Andrea still was packing winds of 45 miles an hour early Saturday as it headed northeastward along the US eastern seaboard, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

© AFP 2017

   
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Tropical Storm Andrea caused severe crop losses in western Cuba when it raked the island on its way north to the United States, official media said Saturday.
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