Jamaica Hurricane Charlie (1951)

Hurricane Charlie, hit Jamaica on August 17, 1951. It caused approximately $50 million (1951 USD, $493 million 2019 USD) in crop and property damage, 152 deaths, injured 2,000, and left 25,000 homeless.

Jamaica. Massive devastation is caused to Jamaica during Hurricane Charlie.

GV Airview Jamaica. VS of wrecked boats. VS of wrecked planes at airport. GV Ocean freighter aground near Airport Road. VS of smashed cars and buildings – damaged by the winds. VS of people moving emergency food supplies.

LV Guards outside long wall of Port Royal prison. SV Guards leaving prison to hunt for escaped convicts. A/S Prison Sign. LV Guard on duty outside blown down prison wall where convicts escaped.

SV Pan Chinese Hospital SV. Wrecked annex of Hospital. VS of wrecked homes.

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