The Aftermath: Hurricane Dean – 2007

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This was the front page of The Gleaner on August 20, 2007, a day after Hurricane Dean ravaged sections of the island, leaving so much destruction in its wake that the government had to declare a two-day state of emergency. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

We have now officially entered the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs until November 30. Last week, which was Hurricane Preparedness Week, we shared some facts and figures about storm names, the costliest hurricane in Jamaica’s history and more. This week, we will be sharing some ‘flashbacks’ of similar post-hurricane pages.