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Tropical Storm Fay

Tropical storm Fay track
Tropical storm Fay track


Havana. August 18, 2008 - Tropical Storm Fay was a tropical storm and the sixth named storm of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. Fay formed from a vigorous tropical wave on August 15 over the Dominican Republic. It passed over the island of Hispaniola, into the Gulf of Gonâve, across the island of Cuba, and made landfall on the Florida Keys late in the afternoon of August 18 before veering into the Gulf of Mexico. It again made landfall near Naples in the early hours of August 19 and progressed northeast through the Florida peninsula, emerging into the Atlantic Ocean near Melbourne on August 20. Extensive flooding took place in parts of Florida as a result of its slow movement.

On 18th August 2008 the storm dumped heavy rains on the Dominican Republic and Haiti, leaving eight people dead and six missing, as US weather experts forecast the system will strengthen to hurricane force as it approached Cuba. At 0000 GMT the storm was located about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of Guantanamo, Cuba and about 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Camaguey, Cuba. At 04.20 GMT tropical storm Fay struck Cuba's south coast with high winds and heavy rains, continuing its deadly trail across the Caribbean. The storm was forecast to strengthen as it moves overland before hitting Florida, where a state of emergency has been called, as a possible hurricane..

The tropical storm Fay passed east of Havana, and Cuban capital was spared from any damage. Some light rain and dark sky did occur in the early hours of the morning but almost no winds. The storm hit Cuba near the sparsely-populated Peninsula de Zapata close to the Bay of Pigs and went northward through Matanzas province. There was no reports of any significant damage or serious incidents.

Last Minute Preparations Storm in Havana
Havana 18.08.2008 02.26h - Last minute preparation at a Havana restaurant on the Malecon Havana 18.08.2008 06.21h - The Cuban Capital experienced only light rain and occasional gentle gusts during Fay
Storm in Vedado, Havana Havana after Storm
Havana 18.08.2008 06.27h - A Vedado residential area, in the early hours, was quieter, and a shade cooler than normal Havana 18.08.2008 07.09h - A rare sight in Havana in August A morning with overcast sky Clear skies having been the norm for the last two months.


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