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how bad is the Irma damage to Cuba?

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  • Sep 13th, 2017 7:18 pm
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its not like you hop in the car and go to home depot for supplies like we would in Canada. Cayo Santa Maria is 90 minutes from the nearest town, which is a dive, with little services.
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googled some images, looks pretty bad, given the infrastructure it might be a better idea to wait till at least next April.
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dazz wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 11:03 am
Cuba was damaged badly. I have relative who is married to a Cuban. Havana is waist deep underwater. Lots of Cayo Coco hotels were destroyed. Cayo Coco airport is in ruins. Lots of roads destroyed as well so getting to some areas is a problem. It will take months to fix some of the worst hit areas,but tourists will be directed to the resorts that did not suffer as much, which should be fully operational in a week or two. Other areas may take months to rebuild.

I would personally urge people not to go to Cuba for at least a month. The food shortage is a slight issue along with possible water contamination. You will be getting even worst quality food, with less options for the next 3 weeks+ until things normalize.
might be ok if just stay in 5-star hotels at resort areas, but for people like to backpack and travel around the whole country, may need to wait for couple of months or even a year
for the roads back to norml
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maybe panama is an alternative, but tickets are ridiculously expensive for Nov to early Dec.

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