Thousands of tourists and residents have been evacuated from parts of south-eastern Cuba in preparation for category-two storm, Hurricane Sandy.
Flights to and from the Caribbean island were suspended on 25 October as the hurricane passed overhead and travellers are advised to check with their individual airlines before flying.
The storm has also caused severe damage to homes and hotels to the east of the island, as well as disrupting the passage of several cruises, which were forced to stay at sea rather than make port.
Meanwhile, experts are predicting that the storm will grow in size over the following days, merging with a winter storm and heading for the coast of Florida.
Travellers in the area are advised to keep a close eye on the weather forecast and follow the advice of local authorities.
Hurricane forecaster at the National Hurricane Centre Miami, Michael Brennan, told the press "It is a big storm and it's going to grow in size after it leaves Cuba".
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