As bad as things have been for those who suffered loss and discomfort from Hurricane Irma in the continental United States—where millions of Floridians evacuated their homes and fled north in slow-moving processions of possession-packed cars—the difference in scale between their experience and that of residents of the affected Caribbean islands cannot be overstated. That gap has only been accentuated by the advent of Hurricane Maria, which has wreaked havoc upon the island nation of Dominica. The United States citizens most directly in its path—as in Irma’s—are the people of Puerto Rico. Otherwise, only the destruction in the Florida Keys, which are, essentially, Caribbean outcroppings, is comparable. The damage to settlements on some of the Leeward Islands, such as Barbuda and the French-Dutch island of St. Martin, is so thorough that rebuilding seems neither realistic nor wise, given the likelihood that even greater hurricanes will come in the future.



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9/24/17 How Cuba and Puerto Rico responded to their hurricanes
Will Grant, BBC
9/24/17 Cuba sets up hurricane relief bank account. U.S. citizens should be wary of contributing
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
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Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/20/17 Current Record
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Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/19/17 Cuba delays municipal elections due to Irma devastation
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9/18/17 US to press concerns over incidents in meeting with Cubans
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9/17/17 U.S. considering closing its embassy in Cuba
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9/17/17 Hurricane Irma Special Appeal
Friends of Caritas Cubana
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