IN PICTURES: Before and after Hurricane Maria

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One year ago today, Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, with losses estimated at US$1.37 billion, or 226 percent of GDP, left in its wake.  A death toll of 31 has been reported, a figure that may be even higher due to undocumented or unconfirmed cases including 34 missing people. More than 4,500 houses were destroyed and 20,000 were partially damaged under the near total destruction of Maria.

However, the island is rebounding after the hurricane and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said significant progress has been made in recovery.

A wide variety of photos are included below. The following set pictures shows sections of the island after the monster hurricane and how they look today.

Photos below by Chad Ambo/DDA

This set of pictures were taken by an amateur photographer one day after Maria in Roseau and the surrounding area.

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  1. September 19, 2018

    Dominica Strong Never forget, lessons Learnt.

  2. River Enthusiast
    September 19, 2018

    A picture tells a 1000 stories. Let us all stop, breathe, take a deep breath and then try to answer the question “Where do we as a Nation go from here?”
    What can I do to take responsibility for our common home, the Earth.

  3. DA Fails
    September 18, 2018

    Crazy to think how much ting that happen after Maria in D/ca, that storm is all news… Dominicans living fast boi :?: :-|

  4. ???
    September 18, 2018
    • vibes
      September 19, 2018

      That’s the Morrocan Holtel

  5. Gustavo
    September 18, 2018

    Kempinski Hotel 8-O :lol: dont think so :roll:

    • Moi
      September 18, 2018

      Ye. I find that pic looks doctored. Lol.

  6. Ou fou compere
    September 18, 2018

    2 our dear macoomay Barbara Saunders( not Vernie’s cousin for sure!
    Bards looking at the b4 & after pics, should we conclude/deduce that Neo-DLP caused the greenery to return, Let water levels in the river rise etc,etc etc.
    Tickle us Bards. I almost forgot Medard is a PT Farmer lol panting passports in place of bananas?
    Neo -DLP ca faire mirak lol

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