The day before Hurricane Ian hit Cuba, 50,000 people were evacuated and taken to 55 shelters. By October 1, less than five days after landfall, 82% of the residents of Havana had their power restored with work ongoing for the western part of the island
Containment operations have been ongoing in Matanzas with the critical on the ground assistance and aid provided by Mexico and Venezuela.
The US blockade of Cuba fuels the fire that rages on in the country, despite denials by authorities in the United States.
Prominent figures across the US left have signed an open letter demanding that Biden lift sanctions on Cuba to facilitate humanitarian aid after Matanzas fire