St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Melana's Canvas
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Blue-tarped Roofs

Blue-tarped roofs line a St. Thomas hillside amidst a few other damaged structures. While many homes appear structurally acceptable from the outside, most homes that lost roofs suffered irreparable damage internally. After Irma demolished roofs, Maria's torrential rains destroyed whatever remained intact on the inside of many structures. Black mold quickly devoured anything that remained, leaving many of these homes waiting to be gutted down to their studs before any possibility of restoration.

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