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Moving to St. Croix after Maria

(@LivingMyBestLife)
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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.

 
Posted : September 23, 2017 11:01 am
(@ironheadUSVI)
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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.

Take a look for yourself..... https://www.facebook.com/groups/132879024005632/?fref=mentions

 
Posted : September 23, 2017 12:27 pm
(@Scubadoo)
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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.

 
Posted : September 23, 2017 3:54 pm
(@LiquidFluoride)
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Wait till power is back, then give it a few weeks 😉

 
Posted : September 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Jumbie
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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

 
Posted : September 24, 2017 12:13 am
(@LivingMyBestLife)
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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.

 
Posted : September 24, 2017 5:45 am
(@LivingMyBestLife)
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Absolutely!

 
Posted : September 24, 2017 5:46 am
(@Gumbo)
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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.

 
Posted : September 24, 2017 10:34 am
(@gators_mom)
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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.

 
Posted : September 24, 2017 12:57 pm
(@speee1dy)
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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

 
Posted : September 24, 2017 7:58 pm
(@Scubadoo)
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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.

 
Posted : September 24, 2017 8:57 pm
(@Scubadoo)
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HERE’S WAPA’S LATEST HURRICANE IRMA/MARIA RESTORATION UPDATE

 
Posted : September 24, 2017 9:04 pm
(@ironheadUSVI)
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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?

 
Posted : September 25, 2017 10:56 am
(@Gumbo)
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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.

 
Posted : September 25, 2017 1:46 pm
(@Pdmargie)
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Moving into a disaster area does not seem prudent.

 
Posted : September 25, 2017 2:28 pm
(@Fishbait)
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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.

 
Posted : September 26, 2017 3:53 pm
(@Sun4life)
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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!

 
Posted : September 26, 2017 5:20 pm
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