Dominica PM relates hurricane’s fury on Facebook

Maria slammed into the Caribbean island Monday. The island’s leader posted vivid updates, even as his own home was ripped to pieces.

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It takes courage—and openness—to post live updates during a hurricane.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has become the primary source for updates on Hurricane Maria as the storm lashed the island of Dominica last night. His dramatic Facebook posts paint a vivid picture of the storm’s violence.

His pleas and depictions were often poetic as the storm ramped up in fury.

He talked about how the storm affected him personally, and people responded.

The Prime Minister of #Dominica just sent a message via Facebook saying his roof is gone….Lord have mercy

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