Cuba Knocked Completely Offline by Hurricane Ian Devastation

The entire decades-old electrical grid collapsed throughout Cuba on Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Ian’s powerful 120mph (195kmph) maximum winds.

Authorities had already cut power to Pinar del Rio province’s 850,000 citizens as a precaution before Ian made landfall early Tuesday and evacuated 40,000 people from danger, but two people were still killed by the category 3 storm.

Ian is now expected to intensify as it bears down on Florida’s Tampa area Wednesday and Thursday with 130mph (209kmph) maximum gusts and up to 60cm of rain.

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