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Alana33
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Posted : September 16, 2014 9:36 pm
JohnnyU
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A couple of weeks before Luis(?) was heading directly for the VI and everyone was prepped or as prepped as one can be. Good luck finding candles, D batteries or bottled water as the shelves were bare. Thankfully that hurricane turned and missed the VI. Dont remember much from that other than the surge.

Marilyn kinda caught people a little by surprise as it was a (If memory serves) a tropical storm and wasn't likely to hit the VI the night before, people on Thursday we're going about their business as usual. Friday it was a mad scramble to restock and start boarding up.

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Posted : September 16, 2014 10:22 pm
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I'm preparing a media piece on the anniversary of Marilyn and Hugo. If you have something you'd like to relay for consideration in the piece- I can start a new thread, or you can PM me. Thank you, it's valuable information and insight for all who are new to the islands and haven't endured what a storm of that magnitude can do.

Do you want my story about how I looted People's Pharmacy the following day?
Or how I was one of the mass of machete wielding bandits reported on the national news?
Oh, how about my stealing my neighbors car?

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Posted : September 16, 2014 10:24 pm
ChrisMI
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I remember when we did our PMV in St Croix the bartender gave me his copy of "The night the roofs went flying" it was absolutely riveting. I really can't imagine what you all went through, and certainly hope I am lucky enough not to find out some day in the future.

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Posted : September 16, 2014 10:35 pm
RandyNTaj
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I'm preparing a media piece on the anniversary of Marilyn and Hugo. If you have something you'd like to relay for consideration in the piece- I can start a new thread, or you can PM me. Thank you, it's valuable information and insight for all who are new to the islands and haven't endured what a storm of that magnitude can do.

Do you want my story about how I looted People's Pharmacy the following day?
Or how I was one of the mass of machete wielding bandits reported on the national news?
Oh, how about my stealing my neighbors car?

Depends...are you seeking a pardon from the Governor for those crimes?

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Posted : September 16, 2014 11:12 pm
CruzanIron
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Depends...are you seeking a pardon from the Governor for those crimes?

See , that's the point. I never committed a crime. Only the media thought I did.

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Posted : September 17, 2014 1:16 am
STXjill
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Alana, well said, I couldn't agree more!

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Posted : September 17, 2014 1:56 am
East Ender
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As JohnnyU said, we were all prepared for Luis. It missed us, but hit St Maarten head on, sunk many boats there, etc. We were sending supplies off to them, with a sigh of relief and a feeling of "there but for the grace of God..." when blammo!

Among all the horrific stories, I remember how beautiful the skies were at night. Billions and billions of stars, as Carl Sagan would have said.

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Posted : September 17, 2014 8:28 pm
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