Aerial footage shows even more clearly than still photographs the extent of the damage caused by the storm.

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Drone Footage of the Damage Caused by the July 2019 Storm

Filmed by Robin Repetto

The knocking out of normal communications by the July 2019 storm, and Tristan's limited internet bandwidth once communications were restored meant that only still photographs of the damage could be sent to the outside world. However, these pictures played a key role in assessing the damage and mustering outside help.

With Robin currently off the island with better internet access, he has been able to upload the following 10 minute drone footage of the aftermath to his Youtube channel. It illustrates even more vividly the extent of the damage caused by the storm. Bear in mind that this only shows the external damage. The damaged buildings were also wrecked internally to a lesser or greater extent.

At the time of posting (March 2020), repairs to the school are still taking place. The Tristan da Cunha Association is supporting the restoration of the school through its Emergency Fund. The Fund remains open, and if you would like to make a donation, please visit our Emergency Fund Appeal page, or go straight to our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/tristanemergencyfund.