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Storm-ravaged Grand Turk closed to cruises for now

Published on September 11, 2008 5:47 AM | Comments

From the USA Today Cruise Log:

The situation looks ever more grim on the island of Grand Turk, pummeled by Hurricane Ike on Sunday.

While the island's two-year-old cruise pier, designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, appears to have survived intact, just about every other structure on the island suffered damage that in some cases was catastrophic, and it's unlikely cruises will be able to return for some time.

Turks journalist Deandra Hamilton tells the Bahamas Journal this morning that the early reports that 80% to 95% of homes and buildings on the island suffered damage aren't accurate. In fact, it's worse, she says.

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