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The storm has left the Caribbean and the US states in a state of emergency

HAVANA, Cuba — Hurricane Irma slammed into Cuba on Sunday, killing at least 14 people and leaving dozens missing in a country still reeling from the devastating effects of the catastrophic 2011 earthquake and subsequent hurricanes.

The storm, which is still raging, also left at least two people dead and more than 200 missing in Haiti, the U.S. island nation of about 1.3 million people.

Haiti has reported nearly 2,300 deaths from Hurricane Irma, with more than 400 missing.

It has been the worst-hit Caribbean nation.

The U.N. has warned that the storm could cause heavy rains in the Caribbean.

The U.K. has also warned of flooding and heavy wind damage.

In Cuba, which has been rocked by hurricanes since the 1990s, a government official said the death toll had risen to 14, while at least 11 were missing.

In Haiti, some 200 people have died and about 30 are missing, the government said.

There are reports of downed trees and power lines in some areas.