Slide presentation beaches and hurricanes: 1995 in the Eastern Caribbean Islands

Slide 16: Damaged sea defences, Tarrant, Dominica, after the 1995 hurricanes

In some of the mountainous islands such as Dominica, the coastal highway is protected with an extensive system of sea defences, these were severely damaged during the 1995 hurricanes.  In Dominica, 8.9 km of coastal sea defences were damaged in 1995.  Here at Tarrant on the west coast, the gabion protection was damaged and has partially collapsed.