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Paula weakens over Cuba, brings heavy rain and power outages

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Posted: Oct 15, 2010 1:26 PM
Updated: Oct 15, 2010 2:20 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Cuba, Tropical Storm Paula, hurricane, tropical depression, National Hurricane Center, Miami, Bahamas, Florida Keys, Havana, WBRZ

Cuba is cleaning up after a direct hit from Tropical Storm Paula.

Once a Category 2 hurricane, Paula has been downgraded to a tropical depression.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says its top winds have dropped to 25 miles an hour.

Cuban authorities have discontinued all storm warnings.

Forecaster say the storm is moving east and could bring as much as 2 inches of rain to central Cuba and the Bahamas over the next day and a half.

The Florida Keys could see an inch of rain.

Much of Cuba's capital remains without power.

Crews are cleaning up fallen trees and debris torn from Havana's famed seawall.

By the time Paula leaves Cuba, forecasters say it will have dumped as much as 10 inches of rain in some areas.

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