Hurricane Ivan (storm+damage architecture tropical ). Photo by pincollector1

Hurricane Ivan

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Sunday May 12, 2013

Grenville, Grenada

Caption: On a tour of the island of Grenada, I photographed the ruins of this church which is all that is left after Hurricane Ivan hit the island. Ivan passed directly over Grenada on September 7, 2004, killing 39 people. The capital, St. George's, was severely damaged and several notable buildings were destroyed, including the residence of the prime minister. Ivan also caused extensive damage to a local prison, allowing most of the inmates to escape. The island, in the words of a Caribbean disaster official, suffered "total devastation." According to a member of the Grenadian parliament, at least 85% of the small island was devastated. Extensive looting was reported. In all, damage on the island totalled US $815 million. Much of the island has been rebuilt but reminants of the hurricane's destruction still remain.

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I am a professional photographer living in Winnipeg, Canada. My special interests are people and nature photography. I have been taking pictures for over 35 years. Winnipeg has a very agreeable climate in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Winters can be quite cold especially in January. No matter what season, picture taking opportunities in Winnipeg are excellent.

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