Edited by Azizi Powell
This pancocojams post features selected videos made in 2017 of the Caribbean nation of Dominica before and after Hurricane Maria.
The content of this post is presented as a means of documenting the rich culture of Dominica and encouraging visitors to this blog to help support post hurricane recovery for this nation and for other Caribbean nations that were also devastated by this in Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Caribbean and others who have experienced or will experience the wrath of Hurricane Maria.
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"Most Devastating Storm In Puerto Rico’s Modern History Leaves Entire Island Without Power: The U.S. territory is still dealing with the consequences from Hurricane Irma.
By Lydia O’Connor, 9/20/2017
SELECTED 2017 VIDEOS OF DOMINICA- PRE-HURRICANE MARIA
Example #1: Roseau - Newtown - Eggleston (Dominica)
Péter Pénzel Published on Jan 23, 2017
Roseau is the capital of Dominica with a population of 15,000.
Example #2: Dominica Carnival Opening 2017
Entertainment NOW Published on Feb 6, 2017
Example #3: Mardi Gras 2017, Grand Bay, Dominica
Ras Mo Moses Published on Feb 28, 2017
This video is about traditional drumming & sennsé masquerade costumes in the village of Grand Bay on Carnival Tuesday 2017 in the island Dominica.
These costumes are rooted in African tradition and were banned after tragic fire in the 60's but were revived in more recent times.
Example #5: Roseau, Dominica 2017
Joop Terpstra Published on Mar 17, 2017
SELECTED 2017 VIDEOS OF DOMINICA- POST-HURRICANE MARIA
Example #1: Roseau before and after Hurricane Maria in Dominica, floods, surge, winds, damage,
Cities of the World, Published on Sep 20, 2017
Roseau before and after Hurricane Maria in Dominica, floods, surge, winds, damage,
Hurricane Maria, enormous damage in Dominica ,floods and collapsed houses in RoseauDominica
Rainfall ahead of the hurricane caused several landslides in Dominica as water levels across the island began to rise by the afternoon of September 18. At 21:35 ATS that day (1:35 UTC, September 19), the core of Maria moved directly over Dominica with wind speeds of 160 mph (260 km/h), or Category 5 intensity. The extreme winds blew the roofs off many houses, including the official residence of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who required rescue when his home began to flood. Reports from Roseau indicate "total devastation," with half the village flooded, cars stranded, and stretches of residential area "flattened". Most of the island was left without cellular, radio, or internet service. Skerrit called the devastation "mind boggling" and indicated immediate priority was to rescue survivors rather than assess damage. As of September 19, according to an update from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), there have been 6 deaths on Dominica as a result of the hurricane, based on preliminary information.
Example #2: Hurricane Maria pounds Dominica
The Star Online, Published on Sep 19, 2017
Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica. The fierce storm has been classified as fierce Category 5 hurricane.
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