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Photographer's Note

This is the third in my series following the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan. The previous two postings are here:
After the Hurricane I
After the Hurricane II

This photo was taken on a day tour of the island - it is in the north near Sauteurs. During the storm the fierce waves pounded the road and eroded much of it away. Just enough tarmac is left for a vehicle to pass.

There is a lot of damage to the trees here as well. Many palms have fallen on the right side of the road a little beyond the car - and one tree was completely uprooted and ended up on the beach.

The front of our vehicle is in the right hand corner (I took the picture leaning out of the window). You can see where the headlight has been patched and also the windscreen pillar has been damaged. There are also some scrapes along the side of the car. This was caused by flying debris at the height of the storm.

Driving around the island was a bit of an obstacle course. All of the main roads were open but in many places it was necessary to negotiate our way around fallen trees, telegraph poles and overhead wires that were now lying across the highway. I was told that a lot of clearing up had already been done but clearly there is so much work still to do.

Jonathan

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