Some 3,000 people have been evacuated in the central province of Sancti Spiritus because of the threat of flooding, as well as those near the Zaza Reservoir, which has overflowed due to the heavy rainfall, the EFE news agency reported.
Ya comienzan a llegar las primeras imágenes de los efectos de #Alberto en el centro del país. Ciudades inundadas y miles de evacuados por las lluvias torrenciales que desde hace días azotan #Cuba https://t.co/hbEEkjKPZO pic.twitter.com/Kys7z4GcUe— Mario J. Pentón (@mariojose_cuba) 27 мая 2018 г.
About 2,000 people have reportedly been evacuated in the province of Villa Clara. The provinces of Pinar del Rio, Artemisa, Matanzas and Ciego de Avila have also been hit by the storm.
Alberto is the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, which officially begins in June. It formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday and threatens to batter the Gulf of Mexico coast with heavy rains and storm surges.