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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.
downed tress in Cancun
Downed trees littered the of streets of the coastal hotel's area in Cancun on Sunday after being hit by Hurricane Wilma. Although heavy rains had subsided as the hurricane drifted northeast, strong winds continued to blow and local officials said public services in the region had been devastated. Looters on Sunday raided electrical, clothing and food stores in that Mexican resort city. Scores of people waded through flooded streets to steal televisions, washing machines, bicycles and other household goods and food from shops in the aftermath of the storm. Mexican authorities said eight people were reported killed and two remained missing on the Yucatan peninsula as a result of the storm.