Monday, August 27, 2007

The devastating effects of Dean on Jamaica

On August 19th, 2007, the hurricane Dean hit the southern coast of Jamaica with wind storms that were said to have reached speeds of up to 145 mph. One of my best friends is Jamaican and currently lives there. The worst part is that she was there when the hurricane hit Jamaica, so she was affected by it as well.

While chatting with her online about the tremendous damages that the hurricane had inflicted on this tiny island, I really felt awful. Some regions went without water or electricity for 8 days. These pictures speak for themselves. To all the people affected by Dean, I just want to say how sorry I am.

How can anyone be prepared for these disasters? I just ask, because I don't have an answer.

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