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

Slide 43: Dune erosion, Meadís Bay, Anguilla, after Hurricane Luis

Here at Meadís Bay, Anguilla, there was extensive beach and dune erosion during Hurricane Luis in 1995, the dunes were eroded back 30 metres (98 ft) in places.

 

 

Slide 44: Dune mining, Meadís Bay, Anguilla, 1980s

These same dunes were extensively mined for construction sand in the 1980s, thus they were lowered and the vegetation was removed leaving them vulnerable to future hurricanes.

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