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Farm  Damage from Cyclone Rona at Cape Tribulation

The damage caused by Cyclone Rona to Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm at Cape Tribulation in Feb 1999

January 1999 March 1999
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Before Rona

Rambutans and Salaks
View to the shed hidden by foliage.
Salaks shaded by bananas

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After Rona

Rambutans and bananas destroyed.
Now you can see the shed!
Salaks  leaning to the east.

 

January 1999 March 1999
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Before Rona

Digby in the Breadfruit Grove.
Tall trees provide shade
in the late afternoon sun

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After Rona

The remains of a Breadfruit tree
after the dead and broken branches
have been pruned

 

 

And now for the GOOD news - the same Breadfruit Grove March 2001 -
amazing recovery - and yes, we even had a crop to pick

 

Do you want to see more photos of the damage?

 

 

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Last updated May 20, 2015