Hurricane Paloma strengthens, batters Cayman Islands and heads to Cuba

by Artemis on November 8, 2008

Hurricane Paloma has strengthened considerably and is now packing winds of 125mph and above. The storm has battered the Cayman Islands and is heading for Cuba where it will cross the island adding the devastation caused by the other hurricanes which have hit the unfortunate island this season.

Tourist flights have been canceled into the area and efforts are underway to get locals to safe havens.

Keep up to date on our tropical storm season page.

You can see the tight formation of Paloma in this satellite image with the well defined eye.

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