Guantanamo personnel evacuated before storm

Guantanamo personnel evacuated before storm

World October 2, 2016 16:36

- Because of the hurricane Matthew, the United States Sunday seven hundred people working in Cuba at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay were evacuated to the mainland. Matthew, with wind speeds up to 250 kilometers per hour, will reach Monday Jamaica and Haiti and is expected that the hurricane also rages on in Cuba.

The US sent planes to bring the staff to Miami, Pensacola and Jacksonville, CNN reports. The 61 prisoners who are still in the controversial prison camp at the base locked, continue with some guards in Cuba.

The national meteorological station of America warned Sunday to press ahead with preparations to protect life and property. ' The rain will cause life-threatening water rises and mudslides. ''

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