Hurricane Paloma makes landfall in Cuba
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The third hurricane to hit Cuba this year, Hurricane Paloma made landfall near Santa Cruz del Sur on Saturday but has reduced in severity to a Category 2 storm, the US National Hurricane Centre reports.
The storm, which had been forecast to produce a sea surge of 20 to 25 feet (6 to 7.6 metres), was the third hurricane to batter the island this year and came almost 76 years to the day after a Nov. 9, 1932, cyclone that killed 3,000 in the area.
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