Flood victims

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Title

Flood victims

Description

"The homeless couple: Charlton Mitchell, 30, and his common-law-wife Yvonne Grant, 19, with their 20-month-old son, Cleveland. They lost their two-apartment timber house during the September 18 downpour when the raging Pen Gully overflowed its banks and swept the house away after uprooting everything in its path, Mitchell, a dread, standing where their house once stood, points to the spot where the kitchen and his backyard garden were. Some of the yam vines may be seen on the trees in the background."

Subject

Floods - Jamaica; Environmental refugees - Jamaica

Creator

Daily News Morant Bay

Date

1-Oct-1979

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Daily News Collection - Floods, Jamaica

Identifier

D0008213

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

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Citation

Daily News Morant Bay, “Flood victims,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed December 3, 2021, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/7349.