IN PICTURES: A look back at Hurricane Maria 3 years later


Three years 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, three years later, significant progress has been made in recovery efforts on the island.

A wide variety of photos are included below. Some of them depict scenes after the monster hurricane and how these same scenes look today.


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  1. Zammy
    September 19, 2020

    Obviously one must give thanks and praise… However, there are some unanswered questions
    – what were the lessons learned?
    – Is the unity drive better than how it was before maria?
    – Are Dominicans more caring and loving?
    -With all the assistance that came from all over was equity a priority?
    Its there a culture of gratitude or one of entitlement?
    – Did Dominica become a more God fearing and holy nation set apart?
    Did everyone realise that material things, wealth, power and position ain’t nothing to big and fansy?
    Are the politicians symbols of harmony and unity and promoters of putting country before party?
    General is Dominica in a better place?
    What about ongoing emotional support for those who suffered loss of family members?

    That’s alll for now…
    Remember God is the boss not us

  2. Sixty four thousand per month
    September 19, 2020

    Overseas people and International donors know about Dominica a million times better than you do. Which international donor does not know how evil and brutal Skerrit is? The world know how greedy labourites stored and even sold building materials they did not need, while non labour supporters got nothing..
    Skerrit is the most evil and wicked leader Dominica has seen.

  3. Lin clown
    September 19, 2019

    % % % ,as usual LYING,LAZY,UWP.All the time we hear UWP supporters say,they are getting what they want,from LABOUR ,while some LABOURITES are getting NOTHING.This UWP and supporters are too LAZY.Now Dominica is up and running they want to take responsibility.While SKERRIT was at the UN CRYING, for Dominica,LENNOX LINTON was outside BEGGING THE WORLD ,not to help Dominica.Today this very same LENNOX LINTON and his LAZY,LYING supporters want to run this country.UWP will NEVER be voted into office.Committing Crimes Against Humanity this guy LINTON is a COMPLETE IDIOT.

    • Viewsexpressed
      September 19, 2020

      Lin Clown, the fake clown that you portray yourself often. Good luck to you and you name.
      The issue for us now is how do we take back our nature Isle from this corrupted Labour government that people like you blindly support them, their corrupted Bobol deceitful behaviour. The issue before us is the obvious failure of our economy, jobless people, families are struggling and are reduced to begging where they have to go to Failed Skerrit to receive cash to support their children and families.
      Your Skerrit has killed our economy agriculture and our rural villages are doomed and empty with More bananas and other resources that operated for years under the UWP under Hon. Edison James. These farmers and vendors and families worked hard and did not rely on the UWP Government then for money. The UWP engaged the farmers in partnership with our highly professional and dedicated Agricultural field Officers, all under the leadership of the UWP in support of the technical as agricultural…

  4. OpenMind
    September 18, 2019

    Shame DNO.
    What good is a look back if people can’t see what it looks like today? How are they able to compare? What message are you sending to overseas travellers, international donors and well wishers?

  5. Man bites dogs
    September 18, 2019

    Take a look Lennox Linton and the rest of your clowns and tell me Labour is not working, unlike you Linton old lazy and annoying person ran away overseas to hide and left it all for Pm Skerrit and the rest of us to do but we did it that is why we the majority Labour supporters will be kicking you out next election take it from me old face.

  6. Cyril Ralph Volney
    September 18, 2019

    Lest We Forget! We have come a long way in 2 short years.

    • missy
      September 19, 2019

      A LONG WAY! Further than alot of other countries. but sadly some people will never appreciate.

      • Three years after
        September 21, 2020

        Easy for you to say. A long way for me means that three years after I still have a windows that cannot be opened etc. Landlord has not repaired … That is my 3 years after

  7. You
    September 18, 2019

    Where were You Lennox? The aftermath of Hurricane Maria brought friends, enemies, neighbors, families together to pickup whatever was leftover. Where were you, LL. We cried and wept at the devastation that was caused, most of all we were also strengthened. Now that we are stronger and better the Opposition leader, LL, Wants to take the glory! What have you done to help or elevate the Marigot Constituency plights. You have to be elected by the people of your Constituency before you could be PM! We are Your business, LL.

  8. Lin clown
    September 18, 2019

    That is what DOMINICA looked like after MARIA.DLP and supporters rebuild it to what it is TODAY.The Lazy,Lying UWP said Dominica was finished.These WICKED UWP PEOPLE did nothing to HELP.They(uwp)rejoiced hoping Dominica,would not get back up in time for the NEXT ELECTION.Today the same UWP is asking WHERE DE MONEY GONE.The PM has said repeatedly said NO MONEY IS MISSING and we know for a FACT,no money is missing.If money is missing UWP should tell us where it is.Not BS about 3,961 by 50,000 or ASS,-U-ME.If 1.2 billion is missing,UWP MUST explain how they arrived at 1.2 billion.We LABOURITES are too smart for this type of PROPAGANDA..IT’S another GONZALEZ BS.Anybody who try to DISRUPT this RELIGIOUS CONCERT will be ARRESTED and CHARGED.UWP IS NOT INVITED.

  9. September 18, 2019

    That is significant progress. The progress you make my friend is not always how rich you are.

  10. %
    September 18, 2019

    Thanks to all those who came to Dominica’s rescue..
    Left to wicked Skerrit, only Labourites would be beneficiaries of regional and international assistance.
    I thank Samaritan Purse, Jehova Witnesses, the Red Cross, Caritas, who helped immensely.. Many injustices were done whereby those with no damage to house and property, were major beneficiaries of help from a wicked regime, while those who suffered loss and are non labourites were left to the elements!!! The evil of this DLP administration after hurricane Maria is loud, no wonder, the electorate is prepared to kick them out!
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whry is the money?

    • missy
      September 19, 2019

      There is always one of you. This is time to reflect on what we been through and thank God for sparing us and what we DO HAVE, BUT of course everything is about politics for yall! smh.

    • hell to them
      September 20, 2019

      well said and so true. the laborites know that truth but they have no heart and no conscience not even to those still in need just because some family member supported uwp.

      shame !!!!! on them red devils.

      • Sixty four thousand per month
        September 19, 2020

        @hell to them
        They are both greedy and heartless..You saw it in food distribution and building material distribution. Such a scenario was absent after hurricane David, because we had leaders in political office. Presently we have greedies, zombies, evil minded and vindictive leaders who punish the people in the name of God.

    • Sixty four thousand per month
      September 19, 2020

      To this day, many, many, many non labourites are still under tarpaulin, while greedy labourites with excess building materials, built shades, pigpen, garages,etc and had surplus materials rotting, while other brothers and sisters are still wetting today.
      This is how satanic, brutal, wicked, vindictive,evil, etc this Skerrit led regime is…
      No wonder many refer to the DLP as a heartless criminal enterprise. Thank to Clarita’s, S.Purse, Red Cross, etc

    • Sixty four thousand per month
      September 19, 2020

      I was the original %%%%%%%%%%%% person, but i can see that you are doing justice to my original brand….
      Keep it up!!!!!

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