Davis: Irene caused millions of dollars in damage to Cat Island

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August 26, 2011

By TANEKA THOMPSON

Deputy Chief Reporter

tthompson@tribunemedia.net

RESIDENTS whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Irene began picking up the pieces of their lives yesterday, sifting through debris and repairing roofs in a desperate bid to return to normalcy.

The Tribune toured portions of Cat island yesterday with a team led by area MP Philip 'Brave' Davis, and found dozens of homes either left uninhabitable, destroyed or with significant roof damage.

Mr Davis said Irene caused millions of dollars in damage to the island and has traumatised the nearly 1,800 inhabitants.

There was no power on the island up to 8pm last night. Snapped power lines and downed poles littered the streets ...

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News date : 08/26/2011    Category : Tribune Stories

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