Over 22,000 evacuated in Cuba due to storm

More than 22,000 people have been evacuated from the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio due to heavy rains from Tropical Storm Alberto,The first named storm of the 2006 season, but no injuries have been reported, Cuban radio said Sunday.

Air and sea traffic to the Isle of Youth, some 1,309 kilometers (813 miles) from Havana, has been suspended because of the heavy rains, which topped 100 millimeters (3.9 inches) in some areas.