A massive blackout leaves all of Cuba without electricity after the passing of Hurricane Ian, which caused severe damage and flooding on the island.

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Hurricane Ian caused extensive damage, flooding, and a massive blackout on its way through the western part of Cuba.

Cuban authorities reported this on Tuesday afternoon The power outage left the entire island without power.

“The national electrical system has an exceptional case, 0 electricity generation (Without electricity service in the country), this complex situation is linked to the complex weather conditions that have affected the infrastructure of the national electrical system,” the Cuban Electricity Union said in a statement.

The state electricity company said, “The fault exists in the western, central and eastern connections, and it is a complex process that is carefully working to restore it, and the electrical system will be restored gradually between tonight and the beginning of tomorrow morning.”

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