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TN_Travelers
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For those of us that are not on island full time/now - our prayers are with all those that are going to have to ride this thing out.

For those that are full time residents, where should we direct our donations to assist in the recovery? For Harvey - we supported the Red Cross or United Way - but where should we direct our assistance for the USVI; want to be sure that any donations we give and that we get local support for, goes to the best place.

Again - our hearts and prayers are with you all!!!

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Posted : September 5, 2017 1:46 pm
Pammerjo
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Getting through immigration and I seriously feel like Indiana jones and the last crusade: "I'M THROUGH". Flight leaving on time now just to make sure I don't get bumped. To all my fellow islanders who are seeing this thing through, god speed. Trite, but I really will be with you in spirit and holding you and the island closely in my thoughts.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 2:39 pm
Alana33
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YES we had a bad feeling didn't we? I WISH our feeling had been WRONG.

All I am thinking is HOLY F*CKING SH!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes I hope everyone is spared. We must all pray.

Ivan veered away from Jamaica at the last minute.

Now cat 5. I'm not religious at all but even I'm praying to whatever's out there to spare the lives of all my fellow Islanders this is going to be terrible .

I droned all of Frederiksted and the ball park yesterday

Now 180 mph! I'm freaked out!

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Posted : September 5, 2017 2:43 pm
islandjoan
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THANKS it means a lot!!!!
Glad u got thru

Getting through immigration and I seriously feel like Indiana jones and the last crusade: "I'M THROUGH". Flight leaving on time now just to make sure I don't get bumped. To all my fellow islanders who are seeing this thing through, god speed. Trite, but I really will be with you in spirit and holding you and the island closely in my thoughts.

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Topic starter Posted : September 5, 2017 2:53 pm
watruw8ing4
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AT&T USVI Says It’s Prepared For Hurricane Irma

Let's see how this pans out.

I'm really hoping all that prep work is why we have "No Service" at the moment. :S

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Posted : September 5, 2017 3:27 pm
Spartygrad95
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Stormcaribe brings center within 28 miles from STT. With hurricane force winds extending 60 miles, it's going to be a rough ride. Be safe. No matter our differences on things here, I wish you all the best.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 3:37 pm
Pdmargie
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I freaking hate when my psychic abilities are right. Be safe all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Find a safe place to ride out the storm.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 3:39 pm
Alana33
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Ditto!
Stay safe everyone!

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Posted : September 5, 2017 3:54 pm
GregVT
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Interesting...

U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.

Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they believe necessary to protect the islands, subject to approval by the territory’s Justice Department.

Are they going to shoot at the storm? *-)

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Posted : September 5, 2017 4:27 pm
yum9035
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Easier to pillage and loot if private citizens cant protect themselves.....

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Posted : September 5, 2017 4:56 pm
Scubadoo
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EAT covered their web cam with a clear plastic bag for protection. Looks like the fog rolled in.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 5:20 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Interesting...

U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.

Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they believe necessary to protect the islands, subject to approval by the territory’s Justice Department.

Are they going to shoot at the storm? *-)

we aren't even activated yet... those of us who work full time are working hard to prepare everything but the "call" has not gone out yet, I doubt it will untill after the storm if it's bad here on STX.. STT looks pretty screwed.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 6:18 pm
cquinn
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My heart is just breaking for everyone there! Supposed to be arriving next Thursday, don't guess that will be happening. Sending you all prayers. Please be safe!!!

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Posted : September 5, 2017 6:30 pm
stjohnjulie
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To all of my online friends, please be safe. Seems like every update is a little worse for us than the last. I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried. I quickly realized my priorities this morning when shoving crap in a bag. Secure the nest, forget the rest. I love you all, be safe, and I truly hope to hear from you all soon.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 8:28 pm
ms411
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Julie and everyone - I wish you shelter from the storm and loving hearts to keep you strong.

Now if somebody could just write the music! KC - call me!

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Posted : September 5, 2017 9:00 pm
Wolverine888
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Hey everybody, I feel for you all, having not even arrived there quite yet (move planned for 2 October)...still, you've all been so helpful and generous with your info that I feel like I have a certain connection to many of you in various ways...be safe, will be thinking of you and in my prayers!

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Posted : September 5, 2017 9:01 pm
pilatesgal318
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Stay safe everyone - be kind and help one another in the days to come...

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Posted : September 5, 2017 9:52 pm
rosesisland
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Is ATT service down all over STX? My husband is off island and doesn't do Internet. I'm sure he's upset my phone goes directly to VM.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 10:51 pm
dougtamjj
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I just got phone service back on the east end of st. Croix. I don't know for how long.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 11:11 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Is ATT service down all over STX? My husband is off island and doesn't do Internet. I'm sure he's upset my phone goes directly to VM.

text works well, internet is the absolute best right now (whats app or what ever your prefered app is) and I expect this to continue as the cell towers are completely overwhelmed right now with voice calls.

From everything I'm seeing St Croix will have a "rough time" and STT will get the worst of it, I don't expect sustained winds over 70mph tomorrow, maybe a few gusts that hit 120 or so but nothing super devastating..

STT could look like this:

Barbados 3 hrs ago:

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Posted : September 5, 2017 11:12 pm
Exit Zero
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And Barbados was 277 mi from the center!! watching the youtube above.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 11:34 pm
JohnnyU
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I think that's Barbuda

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Posted : September 5, 2017 11:46 pm
Pammerjo
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I've made it as far as Atlanta, about to take off for ny and my heart is absolutely broken for our islands. You all haven't left my thoughts all day. video of Barbados hurt to watch because I know that'll be you guys tomorrow. Please be safe 🙁

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Posted : September 5, 2017 11:46 pm
Exit Zero
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Barbuda would make a lot more sense.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 11:54 pm
ICEMAN
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Video is a Fake. Not from Irma.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 11:54 pm
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