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Moving to St. Croix after Maria

LivingMyBestLife
September 23, 2017 08:01AM

Registered: 8 weeks ago
Posts: 4

If you are currently living on the island, what are the conditions? I was considering moving there before the hurricanes, nowI'm curious what the living and economic conditions are now.

Please advise.

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

ironheadUSVI
September 23, 2017 09:27AM

Registered: 4 months ago
Posts: 134

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LivingMyBestLife
If you are currently living on the island, what are the conditions? I was considering moving there before the hurricanes, nowI'm curious what the living and economic conditions are now.

Please advise.

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Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

Scubadoo
September 23, 2017 12:54PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,638

Less than a week after being hit by a major hurricane is not the time to decide whether or not to move to STX based on current conditions. You most certainly should not be moving here before the basic recovery is completed. You should ponder now whether or not you're willing to go through the same thing again at some time in the future. The price you pay for paradise.

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

LiquidFluoride
September 23, 2017 08:00PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1,923

Wait till power is back, then give it a few weeks wink

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

Jumbie
September 23, 2017 09:13PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 637

You can't be serious about moving to STX. You gotta be out of your mind to move to an island that is in bare existence mode for the near future.. Living on generator power for months is no fun especially when you only run the generator a few hrs out of every 24hrs.

Maybe in 2 -3 years would be my suggestion if you still want to move to any island that was devastated by 2 Cat 5 Hurricanes.

Jumbie

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

LivingMyBestLife
September 24, 2017 02:45AM

Registered: 8 weeks ago
Posts: 4

I hear you. I was curious of just how bad it was as the hurricane's just hit. Was looking to acquire a business venture there but wasn't sure what it's like post-Maria.

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

LivingMyBestLife
September 24, 2017 02:46AM

Registered: 8 weeks ago
Posts: 4

Absolutely!

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

Gumbo
September 24, 2017 07:34AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 456

If you give it a year I think maybe it would be good, Tons of people will come to help in the recovery/ rebuilding effort to be faced with housing shortages. After about a year they will start leaving, Although I hope we get some of those big shredders for the green refuse and all of the labor for that is done by our local folks. The local people have trucks and sure could use the boost. Its amazing how much they get done daily over here on STT. I'm sure on STX as well once they can get rolling.

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

Gator's Mom
September 24, 2017 09:57AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 686

I remember after Marilyn on STT in 1995, many folks left following the storm. After the initial cleanup and electric restoration, another generation of paradise seekers replaced the folks who left. It will happen again.

The islands will start to "green up" in the next couple of months that will soften the stark scenery. As old hands leave, memories fade and optimism replaces pessimism.

Fear of mega storms should be real in the Caribbean - but the same can be said for anywhere in FL and the gulf coast. There have always been big storms but the collective memory chooses to disregard that.

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

speee1dy
September 24, 2017 04:58PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,216

I heard that parts of the island will not have power for 6 to 12 months. Seriously. Wait for at least 6 months before deciding

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

Scubadoo
September 24, 2017 05:57PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,638

A lot of linemen are being brought to the VI to help restore power. Until WAPA publishes their plan for restoration based on available resources it's anybody's guess how long it will take. Certainly it will be phased with some parts of the island getting power before others. In any case best advise is to wait several months before making any move decision.

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

Scubadoo
September 24, 2017 06:04PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,638

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

ironheadUSVI
September 25, 2017 07:56AM

Registered: 4 months ago
Posts: 134

Quote
LivingMyBestLife
I hear you. I was curious of just how bad it was as the hurricane's just hit. Was looking to acquire a business venture there but wasn't sure what it's like post-Maria.

Have you looked at the pictures and followed what is actually happening?

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

Gumbo
September 25, 2017 10:46AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 456

You have internet were you are right?
What information do you need? Moving here is a challenge in the best of times.
Lots of folks move to and from here. Of course you are welcome to do so at anytime. You have been given solid advice.



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Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

Pdmargie
September 25, 2017 11:28AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 285

Moving into a disaster area does not seem prudent.

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

Fishbait
September 26, 2017 12:53PM

Registered: 6 months ago
Posts: 17

We were 1 month away from our first PMV, (Pre Move Visit) when Maria hit. We were told by the condo rental agent in STX this past week to forget it and our $$ was refunded.

We're still interested and will try again in 2018. My guess is at first there will be a housing shortage, followed by a lot of real estate turnover in the next year or two, (as others have said also) which fits our time line. So we'll wait.

Sounds like this poster might be better off doing the same thing, wait a year or two to move, meantime research & prepare.

Re: Moving to St. Croix after Maria

Sun4life
September 26, 2017 02:20PM

Registered: 6 months ago
Posts: 1

Same here, Fishbait. My PMV is scheduled for January 2018. I haven't had contact with my villa host yet, which is completely understandable. I know they need time to deal with everything there rather than my PMV months away. I will probably end up in St. Lucia for 2018 and revisit my St. Croix dream in 2019. Many thoughts and prayers for all!

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