I am in contact with friends & family all over Cuba who have internet access in many different areas in Cuba.
Early today it was reported to me that Hurricane Dennis had lifted roofs off of homes,downed powerlines and trees in the Matanza and Santa Clara region,in Santa Clara a down live powerline had been flaring up and sparking,I believe that area no longer has electricity as my contact was cut off with no further email or chat room response.
Manzanillo reports high winds and major rainfall with flooding in some areas.
Havana- Some areas of Havana have their power flickering on and off,high gust winds are evident,waves hitting the Malecon wall have been reported to reach be as high as 8-10 ft as sea water covers the Malecon strip of streets.
Pinar Del Rio - On and Off power,high winds and mainly palm tree leaves falling and flying around as for the most part of Cuba.
Other reports on other forums who are tracking the storm as well with friends in Cuba giving an eyewitness report, are that Playa Larga may be completely devastated and with a strong possibilty that Jaguey Grande has been hit very hard.
New: in coming reports show that Dennis may spare the Matanza region (city) and head straight into Havana and surrounding areas before Havana as Dennis has moved slightly towards the west.
Varadero- Although Dennis seems to have spared the biggest tourist area in all of Cuba, some vacationers did evacuate with protest from citizens who are also awaiting transport out of the region,reports say a half filled bus that evacuated tourist did not stop to load the bus fully to transport Cubans out of the area-it is said as the bus passed the toll plaza in Varadero that Cubans were protesting because the half empty bus would not stop to pick them up.
I will be keeping everyone updated here and on other forums as reports are able to come in.