There is a thick cloud of dust hanging low over Roseau, Dominica, a reminder of the 160-mile-per-hour Hurricane Maria that ravaged the “Nature Isle” nine days ago.
So thick is the dust, sometimes one can barely see five feet in front as vehicles drive by. And with a water shortage, no fire truck is present to wet the streets to reduce the pollution.
But as military personnel and civilians move around wearing face masks, ordinary Dominicans continue to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the destruction.
A NATION team walking around the heart of the city saw people from all walks of life bustling around. One man indicated he was rushing to the pharmacy to get the medication he needed urgently, while another woman was seen casually walking down Kennedy Street with her dog Teddy. (RA)
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