Wondering how Guadeloupe was affected by Irma.
Le Gosier is also recovering well from Maria's visit - there were lots of fallen trees and billboards on the street yesterday, but buildings were fine (aside from those in the inland neighborhood of Belle Plaine, which has flooded badly). I suppose there's also just minor damage in St. Anne and St. Francois. The areas hit the worst include the Les Saintes islands (which had quite a few waterfront houses torn apart) and the Southern parts of Basse Terre island, including the capital of Basse Terre. Hopefully the communities will all pull together and get back up and running soon. So far I've heard of one sure death in Guadeloupe (a guy who went walking outside during the storm and got hit by a tree), and two presumed deaths (a boat went missing off the coast of La Desirade with two onboard).
@MamaKuku: Do you know if Tendacayou is still intact? They are so exposed up in the hills!
It'd break my heart if something happened to them!Edited: 21 September 2017, 16:03
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