Hurricane Ike photos

10/03/2008
Hurricane Ike

Power was lost throughout Grand Turk Island, 95% of the houses were damaged, one-fifth of which was significant damage. There was also significant structural damage to roofs and buildings containing health services resulting in the disruption of most health services. Pharmacy stores, and supplies facilities received major damage or total destruction. Water and electricity were also disrupted but now has been restored. There was some damage to the Clinic on Salt Cay In North Caicos and Middle Caicos, there was no damage or minimal damage to the clinic. Meanwhile in South Caicos, 95% of the houses were also damaged with over one-third significantly damaged or destroyed. Damage also occurred on other islands, pockets of which were significant but in general damage was minor.
After the eye of the storm passed over, it continued west at 15 mph (24 km/h) headed directly for eastern Cuba. Buildings on the islands have been severely weakened and 750 people have lost their homes. Due to the extent and magnitude of damage and affected population, the Government of the Turks and Caicos declared Grand Turk and South Caicos Islands disaster areas.

Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Ike
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