Barbadians relate story of dark, stormy night

Prime Minister Mia Mottley sees damage to homes after the storm (Photo via Barbados Government Information Service)

(Barbados Today) Harrowing tales of people waiting out furious lightning, booming thunder and heavy showers as gusty winds peeled off roofs during Thursday’s freak event, gripped Prime Minister Mia Mottley, members of her Cabinet and other personnel as they ventured out for a first-hand look at the grim impact.

From Orange Hill, St James to Bayfield in St Philip, Mottley surveyed the scattered damaged possessions of affected Barbadians, assuring those she engaged that they would receive a helping hand.

At Zores Land, St John, Grantley Trebble had no choice but to escape from the dwelling he had only occupied just ten days ago.

“At about 1:30 in the morning, I was woken up to the lightning in the morning and I could hear a very loud noise. So I came around to see what was going on and I entered into this bedroom just over here, at which point the glass doors that were there came loose, hit me, flung me into the wall as I was seeing the roof ripping off above me.

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