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Finally some news!
I'm glad to see the leaves on the trees and bushes. Doesn't look anywhere near as bad as Hugo where the trees and bushes were left completely bare. Looks like they did not have the restaurant and gift shop protected so no surprise there is some damage there with the glass. The fact that it's not worse is a good sign.
Just got a report from our complex maintenance manager. He came from mid-island out to the East End. He said they had to cut their way through a bunch of trees blocking the road and drive around numerous downed telephone poles. He said it looked like half the telephone/electrical poles were down. The road up to Villa Madeleine was so badly blocked that they drove to the south side, at DIVI, and came up through the field. Only 2 roofs were totally lost but there were mud slides that will be hard to clean up. All and all, not too bad for our community. He expects that it will be many weeks before power/internet is restored - although AT&T has managed to keep cell service going.
He said the West End looks like St Johns and the East End looks like St Thomas. Very little green left. ????
There were some pictures of Frederiksted. Looks like they got quite a bit of storm surge. The housing project with all the yellow buildings facing the waterfront looked to have high water matks half up the buildings.
Lots of trees down. The strom chaser is fairly clueless about the VI and St Croix no real idea about the geography, how water is supplied and the fact that WAPA cut power.
Here’s what I found on FB today; Csted Boardwalk is not toooo bad with regard to building and roof damage but the piers are basically all gone.
Many moored boats lost, I hear only two survived?
No reports of lives lost yet, which is a major relief.
I’m stateside (we still live in NY) but my heart is with you all there.
Thanks be that no one died and no serious injuries (from what I read)...
Any news about Mill Harbour Condos / Sugar Beach Hotel / Club St. Croix?
Any news is deeply appreciated. We're thinking of you from up in NY & looking for a good place to make contributions. Is Community for the Virgin Islands reputable?