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Couple’s nightmare named Maria

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Couple’s nightmare named Maria

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A dream getaway to Dominica turned to a nightmare overnight for one Barbadian couple.

Esther James and Marc Laurent went to the island paradise of Dominica on September 15 for some rest and relaxation, but three days later, their only concern was their survival and that of the people of Dominica.

As they waited to board the HMBS Leonard C. Banfield at Woodbridge Bay Pier in Roseau last Friday, both James and Laurent explained they were caught somewhat by surprise by the weather system, which rapidly developed from a Category 1 to Category 5 hurricane overnight.

“I didn’t know there was a hurricane coming, so it was a bit of a surprise. Unfortunately, we were not 100 per cent prepared for it mentally or we didn’t even get the supplies we really needed, so it was a bit of a challenge getting everything together,” James said. (AD)

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