Cubans prepare for Hurricane Matthew as it churns in the ocean

Residents spent Sunday applying tape to windows

CUBA – The news played non-stop in Cuba as residents got ready for a powerful storm on Sunday.

The impact of Hurricane Matthew, a major Category 4 storm, is expected to be felt from Camaguey to Guantanamo.

In Holguin, which isn’t a coastal city, people spent their Sunday putting tape on their windows.

In Santiago De Cuba, the second largest city on the island nation, residents also paid close attention to the storm.

Cuban leader Raul Castro is said to be in the city getting a sense of how the eastern part of the country is preparing for Matthew.

In 2012,Hurricane Sandy battered Santiago De Cuba, leaving significant damage, which people are still trying to repair. 

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