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rescue workers in Vedado, Cuba
Rescue team members wade through the water during floodings in Vedado, Havana, on Oct. 24, 2005, after Hurricane Wilma swept through on its way to Florida. Coastal villages and entire neighborhoods in west Cuba, including Havana, suffered their worst flooding in 12 years.
house gets battered in Cuba
Winds battered Boca de Galafre, Pinar del Rio province, Cuba, on Sunday as Hurricane Wilma come closed in on the western part of the island. Reinvigorated after a deadly strike on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, Wilma roared Sunday toward Florida where storm-weary U.S. authorities ordered widespread evacuations. Cuba, which felt the brunt of the storm on Sunday, evacuated more than half a million people from its western provinces.
semi truck with generators
Cingular Wireless assembled more than 700 generators to prepare for landfall of Hurricane Wilma. These generators are used to maintain wireless signals during power outages. There also were almost 600,000 gallons of extra fuel on standby if needed. Cingular Wireless collected equipment from all over the Southeast at staging areas like this one near the Lakeland Airport in Lakeland, Fla., on Friday.