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Picking up the pieces

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Picking up the pieces

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THE REBUILDING EFFORTS have begun across Dominica after the passing of Hurricane Maria, but for many the progress is slow.

Over in Loubiere, on the west side of the island, while most residents have left their houses behind, those who opted to stay have been unable to do much. The rising Loubiere River washed out a bridge and caused major land slippage in the area.

It also damaged a road causing some people to become trapped in their homes.

Those Dominicans, like in many other communities, have also been without electricity and running water, and are unable to source the necessary material to repair their homes.

Brian Etinne, whose house stands on a hillside full of mud, suffered as a result of a landslide during the hurricane. (RA)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.