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Hurricane warning for Cuba’s western provinces

Havana, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The General Staff of Cuba's Civil Defense (DC) issued a hurricane warning for Pinar del Río, Artemisa, and the Isla de la Juventud special municipality, due to the proximity of Tropical Storm Idalia.

The CD’s press release number 2 explains that the western provinces of Mayabeque and Havana also remain in the informative phase.

According to a statement issued at 10:00 a.m., local time, the measure is adopted due to the deterioration of weather conditions in the western region, with particular emphasis on the aforementioned provinces.

According to information from the Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology, Tropical Storm Idalia will continue to move slowly over the next 12 to 24 hours, with a northerly course, gaining more organization and intensity, and could become a hurricane on Monday.

The institutes of Meteorology and Hydraulic Resources, together with the DC General Staff are watching this weather phenomenon closely, the DC reported.

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