Wrath of Maria: Aerial video shows the trail of devastation left by 200mph winds on Caribbean island of Dominica where it killed ‘at least six people’

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Paul Martin

First drone pictures show the scale of devastation on the Caribbean island of Dominica left flattened by Maria
The 200mph winds of the Category 5 storm barreled over the island and so far six people have been killed
Dominica incurred ‘mind-boggling’ devastation and lost Internet and phone communication during the storm
The grainy film, taken from the air, shows destruction on the island as the storm now moves onto Puerto Rico

20 September 2017

The first footage showing the trail of destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria on Dominica has emerged – revealing homes and businesses to have been razed to the ground by the 200mph winds.

Having passed over the tiny Caribbean island on Tuesday and wiped out all communication, video shows scored of damaged houses over the town of Portsmouth on the mountainous island, surrounded by scraps of debris.

Six deaths have so far been reported on the island which suffered ‘mind-boggling’ devastation after the Category 5 storm barreled over.

It was captured by a CBC cameraman on a military aid flight over the stricken country in a first attempt at a massive aid operation.

Due to the widespread chaos, the airplane found nowhere to land and was forced to return to its base in Barbados.

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