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Re: Finally some news!

Joanna
September 22, 2017 03:25PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 136

Thanks for practical news.

If anyone sees SPECIFIC internet links to post-Maria STX updates for status/damage updates as they appear, please share them on this thread. If you can, also say the date/time of the information contained since news is rapidly changing.

Mainland media (very focused on Puerto Rico) and STX media/government reports have been difficult to find and/or access from afar. I keep going to websites like WAPA, VI consortium, Stcroixsource.com but folks are understandably too busy or access limited to make many general news posts.

As of now, NOAA has still not posted post-Maria aerial photos yet, presumably to show up soon on the hurricane imagery list at:
[storms.ngs.noaa.gov]

I am trying to figure out how to help friends and to get repairs done on our duplex on the SW corner of STX including couple blown out windows, door, gutters. So far roads are not passable, and curfew is strict, 24 hours again after Fri Sept 22 4pm. At some point reliable sources of residential building/repair supplies need to be identified.

Thanks for all the mutual help going on!

Re: Finally some news!

ironheadUSVI
September 22, 2017 03:27PM

Registered: 4 months ago
Posts: 134

Quote
Joanna
Thanks for practical news.

If anyone sees SPECIFIC internet links to post-Maria STX updates for status/damage updates as they appear, please share them on this thread. If you can, also say the date/time of the information contained since news is rapidly changing.

Mainland media (very focused on Puerto Rico) and STX media/government reports have been difficult to find and/or access from afar. I keep going to websites like WAPA, VI consortium, Stcroixsource.com but folks are understandably too busy or access limited to make many general news posts.

As of now, NOAA has still not posted post-Maria aerial photos yet, presumably to show up soon on the hurricane imagery list at:
[storms.ngs.noaa.gov]

I am trying to figure out how to help friends and to get repairs done on our duplex on the SW corner of STX including couple blown out windows, door, gutters. So far roads are not passable, and curfew is strict, 24 hours again after Fri Sept 22 4pm. At some point reliable sources of residential building/repair supplies need to be identified.

Thanks for all the mutual help going on!

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Re: Finally some news!

daveb722
September 22, 2017 03:41PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 424

From my understanding, my property manager stated these stores have solar power.

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rotorhead
September 22, 2017 04:02PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,440

Any news on BBVI?

Re: Finally some news!

Pdmargie
September 22, 2017 05:38PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 285

I understand the hospital sustained major damage and is closed. Is it repairable damage or is the hospital a lost cause?

Re: Finally some news!

Scubadoo
September 22, 2017 06:49PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,642

Mapp has been talking about needing to replace the entire hospital for some time now so it will be interesting to see what happens, especially if there are fed aid dollars.

Re: Finally some news!

thoogie
September 22, 2017 11:38PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 36

The VI Daily News was letting me click and read the whole story without a subscription (like the good old days). This was at 11:30 pm EST Friday 9/22.

A BIG thank you to them if this isn't a fluke.

Re: Finally some news!

Wolverine888
September 23, 2017 04:20AM

Registered: 7 months ago
Posts: 106

Ha ha thoogie, they must have caught their fluke, as of 4:19 am EST today (Saturday) they want readers to subscribe to read "the rest of the story."

Re: Finally some news!

CarlHartmann
September 23, 2017 04:11PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 158

From Consortium

The USS Wright, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was scheduled to arrive at the West Indian Company (WICO) dock at 7:00 p.m. Friday night, carrying 1 million meals to be shared between the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts. A C17 aircraft was also scheduled to arrive with 50,000 meals and 36,000 litters of water.

The governor said his administration along with federal partners are hoping to reopen the St. Thomas airport for limited commercial flights in the middle of next week.  The governor said the St. Croix airport needed some additional work before reopening, and added that he would provide more updates later today - Saturday.

There’s a cruise ship coming to St. Croix at the end of next week to carry residents who want to leave the island. The vessel is part of the Mapp administration’s “mercy” trips, and comes at no cost to Hurricane Maria victims looking to leave the island. The governor said the arrival of the ship next weekend gives enough time for those who plan on leaving to have discussions with their families. He said the mercy mission will drop everyone off in Florida, at which point the victims will have to make their way.

WAPA will be getting help from outside firms that are coming into the territory to help with power restoration. The governor said while these firms will help WAPA move quickly to restore power, they are not part of the governor’s stated intention to move all the territory’s power lines underground, as such a project would take multiple years.

Re: Finally some news!

Joanna
September 24, 2017 08:22AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 136

NOAA has posted post-Maria aerial photos, including for STX on the hurricane imagery list at:
[storms.ngs.noaa.gov]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2017 08:26AM by Joanna.

Re: Finally some news!

Scubadoo
September 24, 2017 10:08AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,642

Quote
Joanna
NOAA has posted post-Maria aerial photos, including for STX on the hurricane imagery list at:
[storms.ngs.noaa.gov]

Thank You

Can see lift cranes working on the airport terminal. Looks like a lot of roof cover missing over baggage claim.

Re: Finally some news!

speee1dy
September 24, 2017 05:03PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

The resort didn't do well. Have not seen it butv heard the outdoor bar is gone and parts of the first floor???

The casino had 6 inches of flooding.

Lots of trees down that way



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Any news about the area by Divi? I'm about 5 houses West of Divi. I heard that Divi lost a part of their roof, so I am very concerned about my house....[/quote]

Re: Finally some news!

Scubadoo
September 24, 2017 06:05PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,642

HERE’S WAPA’S LATEST HURRICANE IRMA/MARIA RESTORATION UPDATE

Daily restoration updates are available both on the WAPA website: www.viwapa.vi and on Facebook, Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority.

Re: Finally some news!

Steve L
September 25, 2017 04:01PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 7

Colony Cove - Buildings A, B & C are basically OK... Buiilding D - which faces the beach - has lost all of the roof, and is essentially ruined... It will be a MAJOR rebuild for that block...

Landscaping took a hit, but most of the complex survived.

The other condo row properties retained their roofs, but I hear that ground floor condo's in Mill Harbor took in some water.

Re: Finally some news!

Scubadoo
September 25, 2017 04:13PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,642

Not surprising that Mill Harbor would get some storm surge in the ground floor considering the water runs right up to them.
What's surprised me was to see from the aerial pictures that the Colony Cove Pool is still blue. Most others are green from all the storm debris.

Re: Finally some news!

Scubadoo
September 25, 2017 10:47PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,642

Commercial flights will begin at the Cyrile E. King Airport on Thursday. The government is aiming to reopen the St. Croix airport sometime next week, with a solid date to be divulged in an upcoming press conference.

The governor said the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority is aiming to have 90 percent of the territory powered by Christmas.

Mr. Mapp said he did not want to delay the restoration of power to the territory by simultaneously undertaking the task of putting the territory’s power lines underground, but stressed that discussions with federal partners would continue on the matter.

WAPA AIMING TO HAVE 90 PERCENT OF TERRITORY RESTORED BY CHRISTMAS

Re: Finally some news!

Fishbait
September 26, 2017 01:00PM

Registered: 6 months ago
Posts: 17

Steve L & Scubadoo, thank you for the info. The rental agent (Champagne Vacation Rentals) already emailed and refunded our $$.We were scheduled to get to for STX pretty soon for vacation / PMV.

We'll try again in 2018.

Good luck and God Bless, you're in our thoughts.

Re: Finally some news!

Scubadoo
September 27, 2017 12:08AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,642

The curfew for St. Croix is now 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m., which means St. Croix residents now have between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to conduct their business.

ST. CROIX CURFEW NOW 6:00 P.M. TO 11:00 A.M.

Re: Finally some news!

LiquidFluoride
September 27, 2017 05:35AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1,924

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Scubadoo
The curfew for St. Croix is now 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m., which means St. Croix residents now have between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to conduct their business.

ST. CROIX CURFEW NOW 6:00 P.M. TO 11:00 A.M.

Why it's not 9am to 6pm like it is in STT.... I R CONFUSED!

I'll take more store time though, maybe I can find a pressure tank tomorrow.

Re: Finally some news!

Scubadoo
September 27, 2017 07:47AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,642

Quote
LiquidFluoride
Quote
Scubadoo
The curfew for St. Croix is now 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m., which means St. Croix residents now have between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to conduct their business.

ST. CROIX CURFEW NOW 6:00 P.M. TO 11:00 A.M.

Why it's not 9am to 6pm like it is in STT.... I R CONFUSED!

I'll take more store time though, maybe I can find a pressure tank tomorrow.

I guess they are still trying to clear the roads or maybe plant poles in difficult locations without having everyone in the way.

Re: Finally some news!

Scubadoo
September 27, 2017 08:31AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,642

LIMITED POSTAL SERVICE CONTINUES IN ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN; POSTAL SERVICE AIMING FOR THURSDAY LIMITED SERVICE ON ST. CROIX

St. Croix - “We are cautiously optimistic that we could see service in at least one location by Thursday,” the Postal Service said.

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