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Cuba evacuates 10,000 foreign tourists as Irma approaches

Cuba has evacuated 10,000 foreign tourists, many of them Canadians, from beach resorts and raised its disaster alert level to maximum as Hurricane Irma rapidly approached the Caribbean's biggest island on Thursday. Most of the tourists were evacuated from around the beaches and cays in the exposed east and center of the island, the tourism ministry said. Among the evacuees were more than 6,000 vacationers who were relocated to Vardarero and Havana, located outside the danger zone, given the hurricane's probable trajectory.
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