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Prince Charles Calls Caribbean Hurricane Devastation “Heartbreaking”

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Britain’s Prince Charles surveys the damage from Hurricane Maria in Dominica. (Twitter image)

News Americas, CASTRIES, Dominica, Weds. Nov. 22, 2017: The Prince of Wales, who recently wrapped up visit to several Caribbean nations decimated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, has called the devastation caused by storms “utterly heartbreaking.”

Speaking after meeting families made homeless by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Prince Charles said it was “painful beyond words to see the devastation.”

Prince Charles was on a three-day visit to Barbuda, Dominica and the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Turks and Caicos, and the British Virgin Island.

In Dominica, he walked through the ruins of Pichelin village shaking the hands of locals, stopping to chat and even watched a dance performance by local school children.

At a Friday night, Nov. 17, 2017 reception in the Antiguan capital of St John’s, Charles said: “It was so painful beyond words to see the devastation that was so cruelly wrought across the Caribbean by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in those few, terrible weeks in September.”

“In Barbuda as well as in the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Turks and Caicos, and the British Virgin Islands; in Dominica, and in Puerto Rico, Saint Martin and other islands too, the loss of life and property and the damage to the natural environment have been utterly heartbreaking,” he added.”