Nearly eight months after hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria hit, the rebuilding process continues for many northern Caribbean countries. Some, like Turks and Caicos, Dominica and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have been able to quickly pick up the pieces, while other countries, like Barbuda, have struggled to gain traction.
by Oda O’Carroll and Polly Thomas, Lonely Planet Writer
As one of the most active and impactful hurricane seasons in recent memory slowly subsides, much of the northern Caribbean is picking up the pieces left by hurricanes Irma and Maria. But this region is no stranger to such events, and many communities are already beginning to rebuild.
In the span of two short weeks, two major hurricanes seriously scarred the Caribbean region, scraping entire islands clean and leaving their citizens scrambling to recover. These record-breaking storms killed dozens, flooded hundreds of acres and rendered thousands homeless.