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Hurricane Paloma, an "extremely dangerous" storm, made landfall Saturday night in southern Cuba after lashing Grand Cayman with high winds and heavy rain, forecasters said.

Paloma hit Santa Cruz del Sur, Cuba, about 6:20 p.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center reported. The storm's winds, which reached 145 mph earlier in the afternoon, dropped to about 125 mph at landfall, weakening Paloma to a Category 3 storm.

A hurricane warning was in effect for the Cuban provinces of Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas, Granma and Holguin. Read full article »

CNN's Morgan Neill in Havana, Cuba, and Rory Suchet in Atlanta, Georgia, contributed to this report.

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