Hurricane Irma hit northern Cuba on Saturday, bringing pounding rain and wind to the city of Caibarien.
The storm left so much water in the city that there were waves on its main street.
Meanwhile, in the Cuban capital of Havana, people were warned to stay off streets because of flooding that could persist for the next two days.
Waters reached about 600 metres into the city, Civil Defense Col. Luis Angel Macareno said on Saturday.
There were, however, no reports of deaths.