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Irma Caused Damages in Holguin´s Economy
Irma Caused Damages in Holguin´s Economy. Photo:internet
More than 2,400 homes damaged, of which 94 suffered total collapses, while 982 state facilities belonging to the sectors of Education, Health, Construction, Communications and industrial activity were damaged, as the result of the pass of Hurricane Irma in the province of Holguin.

Damages were also reported in 25 stores and 16 bakeries, according to the Directorate of the Provincial Defense Council.

The meteorological event, which mainly battered coastal municipalities, damaged six hotel facilities in the north, five of them located in Banes and one in Rafael Freyre.

In agriculture, the main damages were reported in more than six thousand hectares of land, the majority dedicated to the cultivation of bananas and 1,500 to cassava. Also in rice cultivation areas, vegetables, citrus fruits and 300 coffee cans were lost.

However, despite the havocs caused by Irma, its rains benefited the province's reservoirs with 84.6 million cubic meters of water.

With information of Radio Banes//Written by Lianne Fonseca Diéguez

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  • William J Read

    There is a phrase in English "It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good". In other words, almost all disasters and problems have benefits in some way; Hurricane Irma replenished many of Cuba's reservoirs with water.