Around 50,000 people in coastal areas have been brought to safety, Cuban state media reported. The tobacco region Pinar del Río, around 150 kilometers west of the capital Havana, was hardest hit. Shortly before arrival, the NHC in Miami had classified "Ian" as a Category 3 of 5 hurricane. Meteorologists expect the Cuban storm to head for the Florida coast in the US, even reaching magnitude 4.
Severe weather: Hurricane "Ian" reaches Cuba
The dangerous hurricane "Ian" has reached Cuba.