In two separate but dramatic incidents, huge waves hit coastal Peru and Cuba on December 24, 2018, causing damage and triggering evacuations in both countries.
Huge waves in Peru
Dozens of holiday makers had the fear of their lives as anomalous 50-meter-high waves suddenly engulfed several coastal cities near Mancora, in the region of Piura, Peru, on December 24, 2018 at around 4pm.
Enormous waves flood Cuba
Strong winds coming from the southern United States caused waves and sea penetration in western Cuba, with flooding in low-lying urban areas of Havana on December 21, 2018.