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what is it like on STX now?

terry
September 14, 2017 10:41AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,516

What is it like now with all of the people from the other islands there on STX now? Are the stores able to handle everyone? Is there a food shortage? What have you encountered?

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dougtamjj
September 14, 2017 10:50AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,527

Other than some power and cell phone outages all seems normal to me.

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speee1dy
September 14, 2017 10:55AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,214

i havent noticed any difference. are there that many over here?

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islandjoan
September 14, 2017 11:15AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,331

Yeah I don't think a whole bunch of people have come over yet.

I did wonder whether the stores will get low on food and supplies since so much is being shipped to STT.

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singlefin
September 14, 2017 11:36AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 510

We were in Plaza East Tuesday. Looked as well stocked as usual. A few items, brands, we like we're missing, but that's normal. Post Officies back open, BMV and other government officies open. The usual businesses we frequent are all open as well. I don't see it anymore busy here than usual.

I thank God everyday lately that we decided on STX and understand how lucky we really are. From what news we're getting of so many surrounding islands, I feel like that one unscathed house in a Kansas neighborhood that wasn't leveled during a recent tornado.

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islandjoan
September 14, 2017 11:39AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,331

My feelings exactly.

I just HOPE AND PRAY that is the last big hurricane for the 2017 season.

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I thank God everyday lately that we decided on STX and understand how lucky we really are. From what news we're getting of so many surrounding islands, I feel like that one unscathed house in a Kansas neighborhood that wasn't leveled during a recent tornado.

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singlefin
September 14, 2017 11:56AM

Registered: 3 years ago
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Scubadoo
September 14, 2017 12:12PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,633

28 years ago the tables were turned with Hugo. I'm sure there are plenty of folks who went through that on STX and know exactly what is going on in STT/STJ. At least we learned from Hugo and recovery on STT/STJ is probably much improved over what we had for Hugo. I just wish WAPA would stop using those overgrown toothpicks for power poles and switch to concrete like in Florida. The power lines might be down in FL but those poles are still standing.

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ironheadUSVI
September 14, 2017 12:55PM

Registered: 4 months ago
Posts: 134

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At least we learned from Hugo and recovery on STT/STJ is probably much improved over what we had for Hugo.

I agree 100% with this. What I'm seeing now I wish we had after Hugo.

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watruw8ing4
September 14, 2017 02:01PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 849

Sunday's going to be interesting. We're getting a cruise ship in.

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stxsailor
September 14, 2017 04:42PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 409

The airport is busier than i have ever seen it. Military planes everywhere.

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AandA2VI
September 14, 2017 04:48PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 2,077

Normal west but no power for us - they say 9/20 and only one bar of cell service. We still have power poles and lines on our hill shattered and on the ground. Finally fixed our house yesterday - our gutters flew off and a lost a lot of our big trees. Still so lucky to have escaped what our sister islands did.

Dove the pier today and I am HAPPY to report it looks OK under there! LOTS of trash and debris - especially around the dolphins but I was surprised. Still lots of color - even found some chaney and a nice silver bracelet from Denver CO. It was still murky but not as bad as I would have thought. HUGE school of tarpon - maybe 40 - The beach west is a mess. We've been cleaning but its a lot.

I am SO GRATEFUL that we were spared from irma! Once I saw it hit a cat 4 I upped my dry supplies 4 fold. Then I organized the fridge and all cold food was used in the first couple days.

We had the owners of Freedom City Surf and their 5 dogs stay with us. They are open now limited menu but beers as they got power two days ago.

Two invests off CV - we can NOT handle another. I have finally after today heard from all my STT and STJ people.

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islandjoan
September 15, 2017 10:18AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,331

Yes I am really concerned about the invests. Nature CANNOT be so cruel as to hit those that were devastated, by another!

I am glad you heard from all your peeps!!!

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AandA2VI

Two invests off CV - we can NOT handle another. I have finally after today heard from all my STT and STJ people.

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singlefin
September 15, 2017 03:21PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 510

I had to stop into my Insurance Agency this morning for some adjustments to my Auto policy.
There was a woman in the adjacent cubicle describing her current situation in St. Thomas. She had only gotten to St. Croix the night before. She began crying as she descibed the entire loss of her home and her buisness to Irma.
My agent and I couldn't help but overhear the whole story. It was heart wrenching.

There wasn't a dry eye within earshot.

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islandjoan
September 15, 2017 03:35PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,331

man that sucks
so sad + probably thousands of similar stories.

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singlefin
I had to stop into my Insurance Agency this morning for some adjustments to my Auto policy.
There was a woman in the adjacent cubicle describing her current situation in St. Thomas. She had only gotten to St. Croix the night before. She began crying as she descibed the entire loss of her home and her buisness to Irma.
My agent and I couldn't help but overhear the whole story. It was heart wrenching.

There wasn't a dry eye within earshot.

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Scubadoo
September 15, 2017 03:37PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,633

Let's hope she had windstorm insurance.

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