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Photo: Stefan Krasowski from New York, NY, USA (Montserrat Airport) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

From the Ashes: Rebuilding Montserrat

1995 was a rough year for the islands of the Caribbean, as Hurricane Luis destroyed much of the northeast islands such as St. Maarten and the US Virigin Islands, damaging tourism and forever closing hotels like the Mullet Bay Hotel and La Belle Creole. However, nobody faced a more disasterous 1995 year than the island of Montserrat, who suffered the eruption of the Soufriere Hills. The eruptions from the mid-1990s continue to have a lasting impact on the island,  specifically the aviation…