CNN's Patrick Oppmann struggled to put on his jacket when winds and rain from Hurricane Irma suddently battered where was was stationed on the island nation of Cuba on Friday.
Footage of CNN's correspondent in Cuba showed Oppmann in Caibarien battling wind and rain to put on his jacket before someone reaches in to help. Trees could be seen in the background being blown by the strong gusts.
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Oppmann described what it was like getting hit by the Category 4 storm later in the evening on "CNN Tonight"
"You know, it came out of nowhere," he began. "That was the most surprising thing. I covered a number of hurricanes and usually they progress up to a point and the weather turns and eventually you get those kinds of conditions....