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Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

TN_Travelers
September 05, 2017 10:46AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 61

For those of us that are not on island full time/now - our prayers are with all those that are going to have to ride this thing out.

For those that are full time residents, where should we direct our donations to assist in the recovery? For Harvey - we supported the Red Cross or United Way - but where should we direct our assistance for the USVI; want to be sure that any donations we give and that we get local support for, goes to the best place.

Again - our hearts and prayers are with you all!!!

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Pammerjo
September 05, 2017 11:39AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 144

Getting through immigration and I seriously feel like Indiana jones and the last crusade: "I'M THROUGH". Flight leaving on time now just to make sure I don't get bumped. To all my fellow islanders who are seeing this thing through, god speed. Trite, but I really will be with you in spirit and holding you and the island closely in my thoughts.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Alana33
September 05, 2017 11:43AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,612

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islandjoan
YES we had a bad feeling didn't we? I WISH our feeling had been WRONG.

All I am thinking is HOLY F*CKING SH!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes I hope everyone is spared. We must all pray.

Ivan veered away from Jamaica at the last minute.



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AandA2VI
Now cat 5. I'm not religious at all but even I'm praying to whatever's out there to spare the lives of all my fellow Islanders this is going to be terrible .

I droned all of Frederiksted and the ball park yesterday

Now 180 mph! I'm freaked out!

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

islandjoan
September 05, 2017 11:53AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,388

THANKS it means a lot!!!!
Glad u got thru

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Pammerjo
Getting through immigration and I seriously feel like Indiana jones and the last crusade: "I'M THROUGH". Flight leaving on time now just to make sure I don't get bumped. To all my fellow islanders who are seeing this thing through, god speed. Trite, but I really will be with you in spirit and holding you and the island closely in my thoughts.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

watruw8ing4
September 05, 2017 12:27PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 849

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Scubadoo
AT&T USVI Says It’s Prepared For Hurricane Irma

Let's see how this pans out.

I'm really hoping all that prep work is why we have "No Service" at the moment. confused smiley

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Spartygrad95
September 05, 2017 12:37PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,878

Stormcaribe brings center within 28 miles from STT. With hurricane force winds extending 60 miles, it's going to be a rough ride. Be safe. No matter our differences on things here, I wish you all the best.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Pdmargie
September 05, 2017 12:39PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 286

I freaking hate when my psychic abilities are right. Be safe all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Find a safe place to ride out the storm.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Alana33
September 05, 2017 12:54PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,612

Ditto!
Stay safe everyone!

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

GregVT
September 05, 2017 01:27PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 11

Interesting...

U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.

Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they believe necessary to protect the islands, subject to approval by the territory’s Justice Department.



Are they going to shoot at the storm? thinking

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

yum9035
September 05, 2017 01:56PM

Registered: 8 months ago
Posts: 11

Easier to pillage and loot if private citizens cant protect themselves.....

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Scubadoo
September 05, 2017 02:20PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,790

EAT covered their web cam with a clear plastic bag for protection. Looks like the fog rolled in.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

LiquidFluoride
September 05, 2017 03:18PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,938

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GregVT
Interesting...

U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.

Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they believe necessary to protect the islands, subject to approval by the territory’s Justice Department.



Are they going to shoot at the storm? thinking

we aren't even activated yet... those of us who work full time are working hard to prepare everything but the "call" has not gone out yet, I doubt it will untill after the storm if it's bad here on STX.. STT looks pretty screwed.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

cquinn
September 05, 2017 03:30PM

Registered: 7 months ago
Posts: 6

My heart is just breaking for everyone there! Supposed to be arriving next Thursday, don't guess that will be happening. Sending you all prayers. Please be safe!!!

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

stjohnjulie
September 05, 2017 05:28PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 609

To all of my online friends, please be safe. Seems like every update is a little worse for us than the last. I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried. I quickly realized my priorities this morning when shoving crap in a bag. Secure the nest, forget the rest. I love you all, be safe, and I truly hope to hear from you all soon.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

ms411
September 05, 2017 06:00PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,299

Julie and everyone - I wish you shelter from the storm and loving hearts to keep you strong.

Now if somebody could just write the music! KC - call me!

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Wolverine888
September 05, 2017 06:01PM

Registered: 10 months ago
Posts: 108

Hey everybody, I feel for you all, having not even arrived there quite yet (move planned for 2 October)...still, you've all been so helpful and generous with your info that I feel like I have a certain connection to many of you in various ways...be safe, will be thinking of you and in my prayers!

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

pilatesgal318
September 05, 2017 06:52PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 406

Stay safe everyone - be kind and help one another in the days to come...

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

rosesisland
September 05, 2017 07:51PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 605

Is ATT service down all over STX? My husband is off island and doesn't do Internet. I'm sure he's upset my phone goes directly to VM.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

dougtamjj
September 05, 2017 08:11PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,528

I just got phone service back on the east end of st. Croix. I don't know for how long.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

LiquidFluoride
September 05, 2017 08:12PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,938

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rosesisland
Is ATT service down all over STX? My husband is off island and doesn't do Internet. I'm sure he's upset my phone goes directly to VM.

text works well, internet is the absolute best right now (whats app or what ever your prefered app is) and I expect this to continue as the cell towers are completely overwhelmed right now with voice calls.

From everything I'm seeing St Croix will have a "rough time" and STT will get the worst of it, I don't expect sustained winds over 70mph tomorrow, maybe a few gusts that hit 120 or so but nothing super devastating..


STT could look like this:

Barbados 3 hrs ago:
[www.youtube.com]

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update
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Exit Zero
September 05, 2017 08:34PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,209

And Barbados was 277 mi from the center!! watching the youtube above.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

JohnnyU
September 05, 2017 08:46PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 450

I think that's Barbuda

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Pammerjo
September 05, 2017 08:46PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 144

I've made it as far as Atlanta, about to take off for ny and my heart is absolutely broken for our islands. You all haven't left my thoughts all day. video of Barbados hurt to watch because I know that'll be you guys tomorrow. Please be safe sad

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update
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Exit Zero
September 05, 2017 08:54PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,209

Barbuda would make a lot more sense.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

ICEMAN
September 05, 2017 08:54PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 90

Video is a Fake. Not from Irma.

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