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One Dead, Major Damage From Cuba Floods

The Cuban government says weeks of flooding, made worse by Tropical Storm Noel, left one person dead and damaged more than 21,000 homes.

Cuban authorities detailed the destruction in a brief announcement published Thursday in state-run newspapers.

The government estimated that flooding in the eastern areas of Cuba caused about $500 million in damage.

Heavy rains began soaking the region in mid-October. Tropical Storm Noel made matters worse when it crossed over the region at the end of the month, destroying buildings and crops.

The storm left more than 100 people dead across the Caribbean.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP amd AP.