#TurksandCaicos, September 21, 2017 – Providenciales – A beloved Providenciales Pastor this morning died when he reportedly fell from a rooftop as he prepared for hurricane Maria, and the island is stunned at the tragic news.
“It seems unbelievable” said one person. “So sad”, said another as family is hailed as a stellar partner in community and spiritual development. We withold the identity of this husband, father, partner and Gospel minister until family is well informed.
The man, a contractor by trade is said to have died from the fall, at the scene at his home in the Bight. The pastor and businessman was putting up shutters. Conditions are already windy in Provo and there are intermittent rains ahead of this thirteenth named system for the Atlantic basin; Maria.
While Maria which is back to major hurricane status was already forecast to be dangerous and has caused deaths on her way to the TCI, it is an unexpected blow to islanders that already the storm claims a life within these shores.
Residents are in final stages of preparation before hurricane Maria hits tonight; ironically it is the two week anniversary of Hurricane Irma.