HAVANA — A tornado ripped through eastern Havana late Sunday and early Monday, killing three people, injuring 174 others and battering the capital with powerful winds and heavy rains.
President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez announced the toll on Twitter, along with photographs of himself with rescue workers next to what appeared to be an overturned vehicle overturned. Little information about the storm appeared in the state media.
Photos posted on Twitter by Cuban news outlets and Havana residents showed cars crushed by fallen lampposts and cars trapped in floodwaters.
There was a blackout in many Havana neighborhoods starting around 9 p.m. One local radio station said on Twitter that the neighborhoods of Regla and 10 de Octubre and the town of San Miguel de Padrón had been affected by the tornado.