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In the center of the storm, over the Caribbean Sea between Yucatan and Cuba, the speeds have already surpassed 100 kilometers per hour.
The Cuban Meteorological Institute (INSMET) forecasts that the tropical storm Idalia will transform into a hurricane this Monday and has urged everyone to pay special attention to the persistent and intense rains in the western part of the island.
The Cuban Civil Defense has declared the informative phase, raising the country's alert level due to the passage of Idalia. On Sunday, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero led a meeting to monitor the meteorological situation.
Following the instructions of the Civil Defense, it is planned to evacuate residents from the Bailén and Boca de Galafre regions in the Pinar del Rio province throughout the day, and similar measures are being considered for other areas, such as Guanimar.
In the western part of the country, where Hurricane Ian caused visible devastation a year ago, measures have been taken to prevent flooding in inhabited areas, protect crops, and ensure water supply.
Ian resulted in the death of five individuals and inflicted significant damage on over 100,000 homes, agriculture, as well as electricity, telephone, and potable water services.
At early morning on Monday, the center of the storm was located 190 kilometers southeast of Cozumel (Mexico) and 190 kilometers south of Cape San Antonio, the westernmost point of Cuba.
The 9th India-Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Conclave began in New Delhi, with the participation of delegations from Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, and Chile, among other countries. pic.twitter.com/BrpNRD96Am