Can a hurricane be a blessing for a region? All these days we were busy discussing the aftermaths of the devastating hurricanes. But, did we ever think if it has any positive consequences. It deluges lands devastating cities. But, how would it be if it floods the drought-prone regions. Can it balance the crisis? Don’t know, but at least with Cuba it did. Rains associated with Hurricane Wilma filled the water reservoirs of Cuba to 76 percent capacity. The state-run Trabajadores newspaper reported this blessing of the Hurricane Wilma. True, the hurricane never made landfall on the island. But rains from its bands pounded both eastern and western Cuba for several days as the storm made its long journey through the Caribbean before shooting across the Florida Straits. Suffered a severe drought in recent years, the eastern provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and Granma are blessed by the hurricane’s rain.