Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Hurricane Ivan, responsible for at least 60 deaths across the Caribbean, devastated the Caymans, tearing off roofs and washing away parts of houses and apartment buildings on the tiny islands known for international banking.
Grand Cayman was submerged in a 15- to 20-foot tidal surge as the storm passed yesterday. The island was for a time split into two, as the ocean swept across the west coast at Seven Mile Beach, said Gray Smith, a partner in Maples and Calder, the largest law firm on the island. Smith spoke by telephone from the firm's London Office.
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