Hurricane island expat: I still haven't heard from Dominica relatives

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UN Worker Sylvie Castonguay in Geneva. Photo: UN News/Daniel Johnson

A UN worker in Geneva who is from one of the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Maria has spoken of her fears for her family there, whom she has been unable to contact.

Sylvie Castonguay, who works for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva, was speaking after the Category Four hurricane hit Dominica at the start of the week, reportedly killing at least 15 people.

She told Daniel Johnson that eight in 10 homes had been devastated and that despite the islanders' strong survival instinct, they were likely to be worried about being targeted by a new storm.

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