Heavy rains in Cuba force evacuations

Heavy rains in Cuba force evacuations
Heavy rains in Cuba force evacuations

A two-hour downpour late Tuesday dumped 120 millimeters (nearly 5 inches) of water in the capital, the Communist Party daily newspaper Granma reported. Firefighters and police officers evacuated homes in areas where water levels reached a meter (more than 3 feet) or more, Granma said.

The city's tunnels, flooded with water, were still closed on Wednesday.

Game three of the baseball championship between the Havana team Industriales and Santiago de Cuba was rained out Tuesday and the teams were scheduled to try to play again Wednesday night, the AP reports. 

The teams are tied after two games in the best-of-seven series, the Ap reports.