2017 Hurricane Devastation in the Caribbean

After a record-breaking hurricane season, Caribbean islands need help healing and building climate resilience.

The community of Newton begins clearing debris from flooded streets in Roseau, Dominica, after Hurricane Maria.

The historic St. Patrick Church in Grand Bay, Dominica, was left with no roof and severe structural damage after Hurricane Maria.

Residents in Portsmouth, Dominica, were left without shelter when their roofs were ripped clean off their homes during Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Maria eroded the shoreline and damaged homes, boats and property in Rincón, Puerto Rico.


Homes and other structures along the coast of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, sink into the elevated waters after Hurricane Maria.

Many homes along shorelines in Puerto Rico were completely gutted by Maria, with debris and remnants falling into surrounding waters.

Uprooted trees and pieces of roof litter the grounds of Conservancy preserve Estate Little Princess on St. Croix, USVI, after Hurricane Maria.

Damage is surveyed at Estate Little Princess the morning after Hurricane Maria. A large portion of the roof of the preserve’s historic great house, which dates back to the early 1800s, was ripped off, along with extensive other damage to the buildings and landscape.


A member of the Conservancy’s hurricane recovery crew clears fallen trees in St. Croix to help avoid destructive flooding on the island. The structure in the background completely lost its roof in the storm.

After Hurricane Maria, an aerial view of St. Croix shows ravaged landscape and torn-apart homes.



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