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Thursday, November 18, 1999 Published at 11:24 GMT

World: Americas

In pictures: Hurricane Lenny

Hurricane Lenny has cut a swathe through the Caribbean causing widespread damage to many islands. As more areas are put on alert, the storm shows no sign of abating.

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A man and his dog brave strong winds and pouring rain as Lenny hits San Juan in Puerto Rico.

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A harbour on the island of Aruba suffered more than $500,000 after the hurricane passed south of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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Nicolas Pagan watches the tide crash against his home in Puerto Rico. His neighbour's house, just a few feet away, was completely washed into the sea.

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Residents struggle to cope with streets flooded by a storm surge in Patillas, Puerto Rico.

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Surf pounds the waterfront in Esperanza, Vieques.

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Hurricane Lenny reached winds of almost 150mph as it passed over St Croix in the US Virgin islands causing widespread damage.

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