'It feels like Dominica is finished': life amid the ruins left by Hurricane Maria | Janise Elie
With almost every building damaged or reduced to rubble, no power and little water, survivors of September’s storm are relying on shelters and a trickle of aid
When it rains or the wind blows in the tiny fishing village of Scotts Head, the youngest residents run for cover. With Dominica’s once-lush landscape deeply scarred by the unprecedented fury of Hurricane Maria only weeks earlier, the signs of nature’s wrath are everywhere and felt by everyone.
“The children are terrified the hurricane will return – we all are. Everybody is still in shock,” says Guadiosa Ytac, 49, who left London for the Caribbean more than a decade ago.
Most of my friends’ homes are damaged – and some don’t even have a home any more