Turks & Caicos

Battered by Irma and Maria, but open for business

In the span of two weeks, Turks and Caicos was hit by both Irma and Maria. Three of the islands, South Caicos, Grand Turk and Salt Cay, were hit the hardest. As 90% of the economy of those islands depends on tourists, hoteliers organized quickly to clean up the destruction and get their hotels back up and running.

By Lorena Arroyo, Nacho Corbella & Esther Poveda

In total, some 70% of the hotels on Turks & Caicos were closed for a number of weeks. This video shows damage to Providenciales, the capital, and Grace Bay, which has been called on a number of occasions the best beach in the world. It also shows how nature protected the islands from further damage.

A special report by Lorena Arroyo, Nacho Corbella & Esther Poveda
All Credits

Project: Univision Noticias

Texts: Lorena Arroyo, Elaine Díaz Rodríguez (Cuba)

Video: Nacho Corbella, Esther Poveda, Almudena Toral, Andrea Patiño, Laura Prieto, José Luis Osuna, Mauricio Rodríguez-Pons, Ricardo Weibezahn

Design and dev: Juanje Gómez

Project coordination: Nathalie Alvaray, Selymar Colón, José López

Photo: Nacho Corbella, Esther Poveda, Lorena Arroyo

Text editing: María Sánchez Díez

Data: Ronny Rojas, Dilia Márquez, Antonio Cucho

Social networks: María Carolina Hurtado, Esther Poveda, Nacho Corbella, Ricardo Weibezahn

Digital product: Daniela Jaramillo

Translation: Julie Schwietert Collazo, Melvin Félix

English texts editing: David Adams, Jessica Weiss, Mónica Isola

Additional thanks: Maye Primera, Inger Díaz, Alejandra Vargas, Patricia Clarembaux, Patricia Vélez, Carmen Graciela Díaz, Luis Velarde, David Maris,Angélica Gallón