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Hurricane Hugo - An hour of video

 
singlefin
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I found this video today on youtube, its only been posted for about a week and already has over 5K hits.
The above video was shot by a young Chris Hanley, the day of, and the following two days after, hurricane Hugo. I had heard the stories, but the video really shows the devastation and it was worse than I had imagined. The thought of going through something like this is a pretty scary prospect for sure. The storm was bad, the days afterwards looked worse.
I've come to meet many people who've lived through it, survived the aftermath, rebuilt, and are still on STX today. I always thought that said a lot about the place. It made me reconsider the downside and respect the devotion and dedication people have for this little island. In a way, its even encouraged me to move forward with my own plans for home ownership here.
Since 1989, construction codes have improved dramatically and I think most of the homes and businesses are in far better condition to withstand a storm of comparable might, however it would still undoubtedly be a devastating event.
Some say it was the "hundred year storm" for St. Croix. Well, lets hope that their right and we're all in line for a kinder, gentler 74 years!

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Topic starter Posted : September 30, 2015 2:27 am
Alana33
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Yeah, well then there was Marilyn and she made Hugo look like a sissy. So much for the 100 year storm theory which we had all hoped it was.

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Posted : September 30, 2015 7:05 am
Cruz
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Yeah, well then there was Marilyn and she made Hugo look like a sissy. So much for the 100 year storm theory which we had all hoped it was.

that's a matter of perspective. I went through both storms and only folks on STT would state what you've said.

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Posted : September 30, 2015 7:48 am
OldTart
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... only folks on STT would state what you've said.

Unfortunately the same can be said in reverse. There's absolutely no question that Hugo affected STX way more than it did STT while Marilyn affected STT way more than it did STX. To even think of getting into a peeing contest about which island suffered worse when is so way out there.

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Posted : September 30, 2015 8:52 am
Cruz
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... only folks on STT would state what you've said.

Unfortunately the same can be said in reverse. There's absolutely no question that Hugo affected STX way more than it did STT while Marilyn affected STT way more than it did STX. To even think of getting into a peeing contest about which island suffered worse when is so way out there.

*-) and that's why I said that it was a matter of perspective. ....

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Posted : September 30, 2015 8:49 pm
Cruz
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Just viewed the video. Devastating, but great footage. Glad to see that this history has been uploaded to YouTube.

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Posted : September 30, 2015 8:52 pm
OldTart
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... and that's why I said that it was a matter of perspective. ....

Someone's personal perspective is irrelevant in this case. It's documented incontrovertible fact that Hugo wreaked way more damage on STX than it did on STT and Marilyn wreaked way more damage on STT than on STX.

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Posted : September 30, 2015 10:07 pm
singlefin
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I certainly never intended this to turn into a debate, vis-a-vis "my hurricane was stronger than yours".
Hurricanes should be a concern for anyone considering a move to the Caribbean. I just thought it was a great video depicting what truly can... and has already taken place here.
Batten down those hatches!

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Topic starter Posted : September 30, 2015 10:45 pm
Rowdy802
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@singlefin... Thank you for sharing the video.

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Posted : October 1, 2015 10:32 am
Alana33
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