Miami - Dangerous Hurricane Paloma made landfall near Santa Cruz del Sur in southeastern Cuba on Saturday as a Category 3 storm with 125 mile-per-hour (200-kph) winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
© REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa People carry their belongings on the back of a cart ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Paloma in Camaguey, Cuba November 8, 2008.

The storm, which had been forecast to produce a sea surge of 20 to 25 feet, was the third hurricane to batter the island this year and came almost 76 years to the day after a November 9, 1932, cyclone that killed 3,000 in the area.