For the third time this year, Cuba has been hit by a major hurricane. Earlier this season it was Gustav and Ike, but there two other smaller storms. This time it was Paloma,
Paloma made landfall near Santa Cruz del Sur late Saturday as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, but soon weakened to a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Forecasters warned that even though the hurricane had lost its intensity, it could still produce life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.
According to the BBC
Cuba has yet to recover from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, which struck on 30 August and 9 September respectively, causing billions of dollars worth of damage and destroying hundreds of thousands of homes.
We will never know how many victims these hurricanes have left in their wake, but in view of Cuba’s crumbling infrastructure, it’s easy to asume there are hundreds dead and thousands homeless.
Pray for Cuba.