[Homestead] FWD: Tortuga Vanishes - News Links Below

Tvoivozhd tvoivozd at infionline.net
Sat Sep 25 13:47:07 EDT 2004

clhw wrote:

>The disappearance of an island due to Hurricane Jeanne has been posted for
>2 days now on another list. No American news sources are reporting it. Has
>anyone on this list run across this?
>Supposedly, 2600 people lived on the island and a helicopter search by a
>couple of helicopters has failed to locate the island. Is this for real?
>>Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 21:29:45 -0400 (EDT)
>>From: rays
>>Subject:  Tortuga Vanishes - News Links Below
tvoivozhd---Tortuga is still there, though taking out thousands of homes 
on any small island can render it uninhabitable.  The nearby Caymans 
took the biggest hit.

Hurricane damage is extensive with more than 7500 houses on Grand Cayman 
uninhabitable. The Department of Tourism offices and many public 
buildings in George Town were severely damaged. Many resorts were 
substantially damaged but Owen Roberts International Airport is open 
with limited flights.

The Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman fared better and 
electricity has been partially restored on Cayman Brac.

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