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March 15, 1993 | From Reuters
The storm that hit the East Coast of the United States also lashed Cuba, damaging hotels, factories, farms and thousands of homes and severely disrupting the island's vital sugar harvest, officials said Sunday. There were varied reports of casualties. One state-run radio station said Saturday that five people were killed, but a Civil Defense statement Sunday put the death toll at three with 70 people injured, three of them seriously.
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August 20, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Swimmer Diana Nyad was doing better on Monday after a tough night during her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. Nyad was hit by storms on Sunday, which blew her off course and into some jellyfish, which stung her. Nyad's last attempt, in 2011, was cut short because toxins built up in her system after multiple jellyfish stings. Nyad, 62, is trying to become the first person to swim across the Straits of Florida without a shark cage. Mark Sollinger, a Nyad representative, told NBC's"Today" show that things couldn't be going better for her. "Her stroke looks good, and we're moving in the right direction," he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1989 | United Press International
Tropical Storm Karen weakened Friday morning as it slowly wandered the open waters of the Caribbean, still bringing some rain to Cuba but posing no severe threat, forecasters said. Karen, which dumped more than 14 inches of rain on Cuba, was expected to stall at sea or make a loop and decrease in strength over the next few days, said Miles Lawrence, a forecaster at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2001 | Reuters
U.S. grain industry giants Cargill Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Co. on Wednesday announced the first sale of U.S. food to Cuba in 41 years, sparking hopes for a thaw in Cold War tensions and more food sales. The communist-run island, devastated by Hurricane Michelle this month, asked the United States for food last week. The storm, the worst to hit the island in 50 years, killed five people, destroyed thousands of homes and damaged crops.
NEWS
November 3, 1996 | From Associated Press
The Cuban government said Saturday that it will return to American donors boxes of rice, beans and powdered milk destined for hurricane victims that it says were marked with "counterrevolutionary propaganda." The rest of the 32 tons of U.S.-donated food--about 24 tons--will be distributed, Prensa Latina, Cuba's official news agency, said in a dispatch from Havana. The dispatch was monitored in Mexico City.
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October 18, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Leaving eight people dead in its wake across Central America, Hurricane Lili closed in on Cuba with 118-mph winds and unloaded rain on already saturated southern Florida. News reports out of Cuba said 28,000 residents had been evacuated from low-lying central and western coastal areas, and 100,000 students were sent home. Cuba also said it was ready to evacuate 86,000 people in the Havana area. The hurricane was expected to cross Cuba early today.
NEWS
November 5, 2001 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michelle, the most powerful hurricane to hit Cuba in more than half a century, plowed across the Caribbean island Sunday, pummeling it with torrential rains and howling winds. Authorities in Cuba had already evacuated 750,000 people from low-lying areas, and 625,000 head of livestock were herded to higher ground.
NEWS
June 5, 1986 | From Reuters
One person died and another is missing as a result of five days of heavy rain in eastern Cuba, the Communist Party newspaper Granma reported Wednesday. Torrential downpours have caused floods and landslides that have blocked roads and cut electricity and telephone services in many areas.
NEWS
October 16, 1991 | Associated Press
The sixth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season took shape just before noon Tuesday south of Cuba, forecasters said. It is named Fabian. Tropical storm warnings went out for Cuba, from Havana east to Ciego de Avila and the Isle of Youth. The Bahamian government issued a tropical storm watch for the northwest and central Bahamas, from Great Inaugua northwestward.
SPORTS
August 20, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Swimmer Diana Nyad was doing better on Monday after a tough night during her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. Nyad was hit by storms on Sunday, which blew her off course and into some jellyfish, which stung her. Nyad's last attempt, in 2011, was cut short because toxins built up in her system after multiple jellyfish stings. Nyad, 62, is trying to become the first person to swim across the Straits of Florida without a shark cage. Mark Sollinger, a Nyad representative, told NBC's"Today" show that things couldn't be going better for her. "Her stroke looks good, and we're moving in the right direction," he said.
NEWS
November 5, 2001 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michelle, the most powerful hurricane to hit Cuba in more than half a century, plowed across the Caribbean island Sunday, pummeling it with torrential rains and howling winds. Authorities in Cuba had already evacuated 750,000 people from low-lying areas, and 625,000 head of livestock were herded to higher ground.
NEWS
November 3, 1996 | From Associated Press
The Cuban government said Saturday that it will return to American donors boxes of rice, beans and powdered milk destined for hurricane victims that it says were marked with "counterrevolutionary propaganda." The rest of the 32 tons of U.S.-donated food--about 24 tons--will be distributed, Prensa Latina, Cuba's official news agency, said in a dispatch from Havana. The dispatch was monitored in Mexico City.
NEWS
October 18, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Leaving eight people dead in its wake across Central America, Hurricane Lili closed in on Cuba with 118-mph winds and unloaded rain on already saturated southern Florida. News reports out of Cuba said 28,000 residents had been evacuated from low-lying central and western coastal areas, and 100,000 students were sent home. Cuba also said it was ready to evacuate 86,000 people in the Havana area. The hurricane was expected to cross Cuba early today.
NEWS
March 15, 1993 | From Reuters
The storm that hit the East Coast of the United States also lashed Cuba, damaging hotels, factories, farms and thousands of homes and severely disrupting the island's vital sugar harvest, officials said Sunday. There were varied reports of casualties. One state-run radio station said Saturday that five people were killed, but a Civil Defense statement Sunday put the death toll at three with 70 people injured, three of them seriously.
NEWS
October 16, 1991 | Associated Press
The sixth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season took shape just before noon Tuesday south of Cuba, forecasters said. It is named Fabian. Tropical storm warnings went out for Cuba, from Havana east to Ciego de Avila and the Isle of Youth. The Bahamian government issued a tropical storm watch for the northwest and central Bahamas, from Great Inaugua northwestward.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1989 | United Press International
Tropical Storm Karen weakened Friday morning as it slowly wandered the open waters of the Caribbean, still bringing some rain to Cuba but posing no severe threat, forecasters said. Karen, which dumped more than 14 inches of rain on Cuba, was expected to stall at sea or make a loop and decrease in strength over the next few days, said Miles Lawrence, a forecaster at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2001 | Reuters
U.S. grain industry giants Cargill Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Co. on Wednesday announced the first sale of U.S. food to Cuba in 41 years, sparking hopes for a thaw in Cold War tensions and more food sales. The communist-run island, devastated by Hurricane Michelle this month, asked the United States for food last week. The storm, the worst to hit the island in 50 years, killed five people, destroyed thousands of homes and damaged crops.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1996
Q: Why do Atlantic hurricanes move from east to west when most other weather systems move from west to east? A: Weather systems are carried by the prevailing winds, which are created by the interaction of land masses, oceans, sunshine and other factors, according to meteorologist Mark Mulholland of WeatherData Inc. In the United States, the prevailing wind patterns are, indeed, from west to east.
NEWS
June 5, 1986 | From Reuters
One person died and another is missing as a result of five days of heavy rain in eastern Cuba, the Communist Party newspaper Granma reported Wednesday. Torrential downpours have caused floods and landslides that have blocked roads and cut electricity and telephone services in many areas.
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