Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall in Western Cuba

Hurricane Ian made landfall Tuesday in western Cuba, lashing the island with rain and winds as it swirls north toward the Florida coast.

MORE: The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian hit Cuba early Tuesday as a Category 3 storm and continued to strengthen, with sustained winds of 201 kilometers per hour.

Authorities in Cuba evacuated more than 50,000 people ahead of what the hurricane center is calling significant wind and storm surge impacts.

The storm made landfall in Pinar del Río province, where authorities set up 55 shelters, sent medical and emergency personnel and took measures to protect food and other crops in warehouses in the tobacco-growing region, according to state media.

(AP)

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