Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cuba on alert for another hurricane

Cuba on alert for another hurricane 2008-09-27 09:58:04

HAVANA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua)-- Cuban authorities Friday issued an
alert that Tropical Storm Kyle was turning into hurricane and would hit
the island country.

Kyle, some 815 km south-southwest of the Bermuda Island in the
Atlantic Ocean, is picking up its strength and heading to the West
Indies with a speed of 19 km per hour, Meteorology Institute (Insment) said.

Kyle is the No. 11 tropical storm of the current Atlantic cyclonic
season, which began on June 1 and will last till the end of November.

On Aug. 30, Hurricane Gustav hit the west of Cuba. One week later,
Hurricane Ike hit the eastern and western parts of the island, killing
seven people.

The two devastating hurricanes have left thousands of people
homeless and resulted in a property loss of 5 billion U.S. dollars, said
the Cuban authorities.

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