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South Florida Helping Cubans Devastated by Tornado

Groups in South Florida are doing their part to help after a strong tornado tore through Cuba, killing at least three people and hurting 172.

Severe weather, including pounding rain and winds that toppled over trees, power poles and tore roofing through the air, began Sunday night and continued through early Monday.

"I need help for all people in Cuba," said Karen Reinosa, who is with the Hialeah-based travel agency Monta De Oca Travel.

Montes de Oca Travel will be accepting donations from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Westland Mall in Hialeah.

Organizers with Porto Alegre Brazilian Grill in Hialeah are also accepting donations. They can be dropped off at the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Both groups are asking for clothes, blankets, water, food and medical supplies.

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