Posted on Wednesday, 11.14.12
Power back in Santiago de Cuba 3 weeks after Sandy
The Associated Press
HAVANA — Cuban authorities say power has been almost completely
restored in the eastern city of Santiago nearly three weeks after
A report in Communist Party newspaper Granma says the lights are back on
for 99.8 percent of customers in the city and 47 percent in outlying areas.
Santiago took a near-direct hit from Sandy on Oct. 25. The storm killed
11 people on the island, damaged more than 200,000 homes and caused
significant crop losses.
Authorities have not given an estimate of the total economic damage. But
the U.N. says Sandy may end up being the most devastating storm to hit
that part of Cuba in at least 50 years.
Granma said Wednesday that phone service is expected to be at 90 percent
of normal by month's end.