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HAVANA (June 7, 2000 9:44 p.m. EDT http://www.nandotimes.com) - A heavy storm knocked out power across the capital of Havana and surrounding provinces Wednesday evening, leaving millions without electricity for at least an hour.
State television reported that the blackout began around 6 p.m. and included most of Havana, surrounding Havana Province and Pinar del Rio Province to the west. Havana alone has 2 million residents.
Power was restored to most areas within an hour, and was to be gradually restored to other areas over the rest of the evening, state television said.
-- Rachel Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 07, 2000
Every time the rain falls or da wind blows, their phone lines go out, Reminds me of my Grandmother's phone connections, back in the 60's. The equipment is old. This is common. Remember, they don't have the dollars for state of the art. They aren't "phone phobics", like we are, with car phones, etc.
-- Cuba Connections (email@example.com), June 08, 2000.