Power is slowly being returned after Hurricane Ian left Cuba in the dark and thousands homeless before the storm moved onto Florida.
Cuba begins to turn on lights after Ian blacks out island
Cuban officials have begun to restore some power after Hurricane Ian knocked out electricity to the entire island while devastating some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it hit the island’s western tip as a major storm.
At least two people were reported killed.
The Energy and Mines Ministry announced it had restored energy to three regions by activating two large power plants in Felton and Nuevitas and was working to get others back online.
Lights started to flicker on in the capital, Havana, but much of the city and other parts of western Cuba remained without power on Wednesday in the wake of the major hurricane, which had advanced northward to Florida. It was the first time in memory – perhaps ever – that the whole island had lost power.