I figured some people who are off island would like this thread started. Ironically, I'm off-island but I wanted to see the damage and saw no one had posted any pics. All pics are STX and are from various people. Maybe more people will add theirs when they get time. I'll be home soon to help with the clean up.
Thank you for sharing photos of the aftermath of Hurricane Omar. I have family on the island and tried staying in touch by phone but couldn't hold a connection long and the reports here in the USA focused mainly on Puerto RIco treating St Croix like the ugly stepchild with no actual first hand coverage It angers me that they can have people in place to do the reporting everywhere else but there is nothing on St Croix in place to relay direct information to the outside world. I should think after Hurricane Hugo devasted the island in the late 80's that a tv/weather station relay would be in place to pass on pictures and updates? I am probably naive to think that but when Bonairre has more news coverage than St Coix which is a US Territory it is a pretty sad state of afairs.
I am relieved for all the residents of St Croix that Omar didn't cause loss of life and am so sorry for those that sustained damage to their property..we live in hard enough times as it is.
2 boats sank by Brew Pub - the brand new fishing boat and one from the harbor...forget the name.
Mile Mark lost 2 boats - Fantasy and Daydreamer
Kindred Spirit and SCUBA went dry, as did Mocko Jumbie. The boats from the dock by Angry Nates...i counted 6 sunk.
Lucia - the ship with 2 wooden masts was washed upon the shore by the projects...and picked clean.
it's said that we lost 10% of the boats on st. croix. i hope everyone had insurance! You can still see the ships by the harbor, smashed into the docks. it was (and is) quite a horror show.
The last count that I heard was 40 boats in Christiansted alone. Sea Tow from St Thomas went over yesterday to stay for a while. The DPNR asked them to. The letter of the law says the boat owners have thirty days to remove the boats or they are subject to a $10000 dollar fine.