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Latino Daily News

Friday April 15, 2011

Cuba Sees Worse Drought in 50 Years

Cuba Sees Worse Drought in 50 Years

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The drought in Cuba that started two years ago continues, making this the worse drought that the island nation has seen in 50 years. 

Many residents are now completely reliant on government water trucks for their daily water needs with no water coming out of their faucets.  The poor water pipe network in the country is compounding the problem for many.

The government itself is admitting that up to 70% of water supply pipe lines are leaking and not doing their job. 

Residents are counting on the upcoming rain season of May through June to bring some relief but much rain will be needed to provide daily water needs and build water reservoirs that are now at one fifth of their normal levels.