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Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

sttanon
September 12, 2017 09:36AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 250

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speee1dy
i hear trump is going to visit in a week or two

He is going to be here quicker than that, director of FEMA is coming down as well it was on CNN this morning and sounded like it was going to be within the next few days.

My wife and I made the decision for come over to STX for a bit until the recovery can kick in. It was a very hard decision to make but we couldn't do much there. The house that my wife and I were in made it through with no real damage, and trust me I can't put into words how blessed we feel because of that. Landlord lives on in the house as well so our stuff will be safe. I have been talking with a bunch of the " Crucian Navy " people over here as far as what can be done to help.

Just heard that bribes are being taken to get through the police roadblocks. Heard another story that one of the charterboats is charging over $500.00 a head to get people off STT to STX. There are a lot of reports of looting occuring but it sounds like as more military and guard get on the ground that will ease up. Passed 2 helo carriers on way over to STX on the boat.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

speee1dy
September 12, 2017 11:16AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

i know of other people who came over for a bit. i dont blame you in the least.

i hear there is a lot of national attention to the islands. glad to hear that but it wouldnt be so if it were not for social media and the internet.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Scubadoo
September 12, 2017 12:04PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,642

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sttanon

My wife and I made the decision for come over to STX for a bit until the recovery can kick in. It was a very hard decision to make but we couldn't do much there. The house that my wife and I were in made it through with no real damage, and trust me I can't put into words how blessed we feel because of that. Landlord lives on in the house as well so our stuff will be safe. I have been talking with a bunch of the " Crucian Navy " people over here as far as what can be done to help.

How did you get over? The ferry is not running regular service yet is it? STT airport not open yet?

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

speee1dy
September 12, 2017 12:31PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

FERRYS ARE RUNNING, might not be for regular service but for moving people out of the devastation. people have been coming over since saturday

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

watruw8ing4
September 12, 2017 12:32PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 849

Some people are coming over on returning supply boats.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

speee1dy
September 12, 2017 02:17PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

sttanon
September 12, 2017 02:21PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 250

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Scubadoo
How did you get over? The ferry is not running regular service yet is it? STT airport not open yet?

Very carefully.....

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

ICEMAN
September 12, 2017 10:05PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 90

WAPA Lineman Killed in STT. All power restoration work halted on Wednesday.

RIP. Condolences to the Family.

[viconsortium.com]

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

speee1dy
September 13, 2017 08:17AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

our ferry went out this morning, whether to deliver supplies or pick up people , not sure.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Gator's Mom
September 13, 2017 08:21AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 687

There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.


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speee1dy
the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Fishbait
September 13, 2017 08:47AM

Registered: 6 months ago
Posts: 17

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speee1dy
i know of other people who came over for a bit. i dont blame you in the least.

i hear there is a lot of national attention to the islands. glad to hear that but it wouldnt be so if it were not for social media and the internet.

I agree 100%. Once the media in the states here turned to FL, the extreme damage the Caribbean done by a Cat 5 was off the radar. Here's a good article by NBC News today though. I made my donation to the Red Cross...
[www.nbcnews.com]

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

vicanuck
September 13, 2017 09:03AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,065

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ICEMAN
WAPA Lineman Killed in STT. All power restoration work halted on Wednesday.

RIP. Condolences to the Family.

[viconsortium.com]

What purpose does it serve to halt all restoration work?

Julio Rhymer was quoted as saying its so WAPA personnel can reflect on their fallen co-worker.

I don't get that...shouldn't they be out there restoring power, not reflecting?

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

speee1dy
September 13, 2017 10:33AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

so they shouldnt be allowed to mourn their friend? and co worker?

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

JohnnyU
September 13, 2017 12:31PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 446

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vicanuck
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ICEMAN
WAPA Lineman Killed in STT. All power restoration work halted on Wednesday.

RIP. Condolences to the Family.

[viconsortium.com]

What purpose does it serve to halt all restoration work?

Julio Rhymer was quoted as saying its so WAPA personnel can reflect on their fallen co-worker.

I don't get that...shouldn't they be out there restoring power, not reflecting?

Don't know what the cause of death is but any work place death usually results in a shut down and investigation.

While everyone is impatient to get their power restored, IMO its not worth someone dying over.

These guys will be working a lot of hours and they need to have their "head in the game". The work they're doing is dangerous and if a day off to mourn and reflect on the work ahead may be warranted

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

vicanuck
September 13, 2017 12:36PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,065

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speee1dy
so they shouldnt be allowed to mourn their friend? and co worker?

A moment of silence would be appropriate.

A whole day during a crisis...I don't think so.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

watruw8ing4
September 13, 2017 01:22PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 849

My son-in-law is a lineman (not here). When this has happened, work went on when there was NO crisis. Those from same office are allowed to take a few hours off, to regroup/reflect, but shifts are still covered. I can only surmise that this being a smaller work community, they are more personally affected. It's not a job to perform when your head isn't 100% on the task.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

speee1dy
September 13, 2017 01:51PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

after talking with others maybe a few hours would have been more appropriate

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vicanuck
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speee1dy
so they shouldnt be allowed to mourn their friend? and co worker?

A moment of silence would be appropriate.

A whole day during a crisis...I don't think so.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

speee1dy
September 13, 2017 01:52PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

yeah, i know they are running

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Gator's Mom
There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.


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speee1dy
the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Gator's Mom
September 13, 2017 02:35PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 687

The ferry usually goes to Charlotte Amalie. As far as I know it is going to Red Hook right now. If you are on STT waiting to leave, then you might go downtown rather than Red Hook.

Not to inform you, but to inform others of what could be a serious problem if you're on STT.

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speee1dy
yeah, i know they are running

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Gator's Mom
There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.


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speee1dy
the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

elgenerator
September 14, 2017 03:08AM

Registered: 2 months ago
Posts: 4

The news about it is full of my screen.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

speee1dy
September 14, 2017 07:57AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

why are you quoting me, i didnt ask the question. maybe you should quote the person who asked. would make more sense



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Gator's Mom
The ferry usually goes to Charlotte Amalie. As far as I know it is going to Red Hook right now. If you are on STT waiting to leave, then you might go downtown rather than Red Hook.

Not to inform you, but to inform others of what could be a serious problem if you're on STT.

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speee1dy
yeah, i know they are running

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Gator's Mom
There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.


Quote
speee1dy
the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Gator's Mom
September 14, 2017 08:26AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 687

You're kidding - right?

I was helping friends negotiate STT and almost directed them downtown to the ferry.

What's important is getting people to safety and respite.




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speee1dy
why are you quoting me, i didnt ask the question. maybe you should quote the person who asked. would make more sense



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Gator's Mom
The ferry usually goes to Charlotte Amalie. As far as I know it is going to Red Hook right now. If you are on STT waiting to leave, then you might go downtown rather than Red Hook.

Not to inform you, but to inform others of what could be a serious problem if you're on STT.

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speee1dy
yeah, i know they are running

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Gator's Mom
There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.


Quote
speee1dy
the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

speee1dy
September 14, 2017 08:36AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

it just seems that instead of quoting me ( who knows there are ferrys running ) you should have quoted the people who were asking when you were replying. i mean, they are the ones that need to know. not me.

seems like you were answering me when i posed no question. i just found it odd, which is why i questioned why you didnt quote them. why are you getting a bit bent out of shape?




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Gator's Mom
You're kidding - right?

I was helping friends negotiate STT and almost directed them downtown to the ferry.

What's important is getting people to safety and respite.




Quote
speee1dy
why are you quoting me, i didnt ask the question. maybe you should quote the person who asked. would make more sense



Quote
Gator's Mom
The ferry usually goes to Charlotte Amalie. As far as I know it is going to Red Hook right now. If you are on STT waiting to leave, then you might go downtown rather than Red Hook.

Not to inform you, but to inform others of what could be a serious problem if you're on STT.

Quote
speee1dy
yeah, i know they are running

Quote
Gator's Mom
There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.


Quote
speee1dy
the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.

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