Camagüey, Sep 9.- Although the powerful hurricane Irma step already by the north of Villa Clara province, and now moves close to Matanzas, and its blows begin to arrive in spurts until the Havana´s pier, even in Camagüey feel its effects.
Camagüey, Sep 9.- Strong gusts of winds and heavy rain persist in the city of Camagüey, hit from the late night this Friday by hurricane Irma, in its passage through the northern part of this province.
According to information from the Meteorology Institute’s Forecast Center, the intense Hurricane Irma is hitting the northern half of the central provinces as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson scale, with maximum sustained winds in the order of 250 kilometers per hour, with stronger gusts, and is advancing west-northwestward at 19 kilometers per hour.
Camagüey, Sep 9.- In an interview with Radio Cadena Agramonte, the president of the Government in Camagüey, Isabel González Cárdenas, reported on the preliminary damages caused by the passage of hurricane Irma this province, where the eye of that system made landfall in Cuba in Romano Cay.
Briefing Note No. 4, National Civil Defense
Camagüey, Sep 8.- The evacuation of persons residing in the coastal settlements and vulnerable areas, is the most urgent task today in Camagüey to the threat of hurricane Irma, ratified Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca, president of the Council of Defense, to assess the readiness of the territory in the face of the proximity of the powerful El Niño weather phenomenon to the Cuban east.
Havana, Sep 8.- The Institute of Meteorology issued the notice of Tropical Cyclone number 20 about the hurricane Irma, which indirectly affects the eastern provinces of the country.
Cuba, Sep 8.- Hurricane Irma began to affect the middle of Cuba from the night of this Thursday. The increase in the height of the waves, the persistence of some rainfall and winds are some of the most obvious effects of the proximity of the natural event. Still catching also the coexistence of two other hurricanes in the Atlantic basin.
Camagüey, Sep 8.- Several actions were undertaken in Camagüey to protect the population and protect the material resources of the proximity of the hurricane Irma, mainly on the north coast of the province, marked by their vulnerability.
Havana, Sep 6.- Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, will meet with local authorities today at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as part of his visit to the Caribbean nation.