When the wild Gilbert hit Jamaica
On Monday, September 12, 1988, Hurricane Gilbert made a direct hit on Jamaica, unleashing its fury and a trail of destruction and devastation. Houses were damaged, leaving many people homeless.
The hurricane left many streets in Kingston and many other areas littered with downed utility poles, billboards, trees, and other debris.
The island’s electricity and water supply were severely affected as well. Here are some photo highlights from the Gleaner Archives.
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