Hurricane Irma damages crops in eastern Cuba | KRON4.com

KRON 4| Sat Sep 09 11:05:19 EDT 2017
The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Cuban officials say Hurricane Irma has damaged crops in the rural eastern part of the country. Civil Defense official Gergorio Torres tells reporters that authorities are still trying to tally the extent of the damage in Las Tunas province and nearby areas. He said damage seems to have been concentrated in infrastructure for crops including bananas. Eastern Cuba is home to the island’s poor, rural population. Once known for sugarcane and other crops, the agricultural industry was declining even before the hurricane. Video images from northern and eastern Cuba show utility poles and signs uprooted by the storm and many downed trees as ..

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