Residents of the tiny British country begin to pick up the fragments after multiple typhoons, and life returns to an uncomfortable concoction of the harsh and the banal
Dawn over the British Virgin Islands( BVI) brought with it the final blows of Hurricane Maria– the second category 5 typhoon to assault the islands in two weeks.
Winds of 50 to 60 mph still whipped up the steep descents and billows continued to batter small island developing’ southern beaches after another night of hurricane-force breezes.
And as era violated on Wednesday, residents of the tiny British province were left considering a fresh round of destruction.
” Irma did a lot of damage but, for me, Maria finished the job ,” remarked Karon Brown, 29, nearby residents of Great Mountain on the island of Tortola.
” We already had submerge inside the house and lost most of our possessions in Irma. Before Maria met, we boarded the house up and tried to secure what abode. But Maria only rent it all off- detriment the building more and destroyed most of what was left .”
All of Brown’s standing self-possessions are stored in the back of her small Suzuki. And she is sleeping on the flooring of the bureau where she commonly works as an administrative assistant.” My boss offered me to come and stay at his house, but I’m allergic to pups, so he pronounced I could stay in the office .”
Like many residents of the islands, Brown is keen to leave as soon as possible.” I want to get to my family in New York. The government and everyone is doing a great job of clearing up but if I am homeless and don’t have anywhere to get-up-and-go, I will only be a burden .”
For now, however, Brown will not be going anywhere: the airport stands closed to commercial-grade flights, and exclusively open to charter and government emptyings, as well as for incoming aid supplies.
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