Does anybody recall how bad the power outages/snapped poles were after Lenny in November 1999? We came down about 2 weeks after Lenny hit and remember seeing downed poles by Great Pond and no power at the Tamarind. Fortunately staying at the Caravelle (they had power) the second half of the trip was preplanned. It was our third trip to STX so we didn't know the island like we do now.
Doing a cursory quick Wiki lookup on the two hurricanes shows similar speeds and distances from STX. I'm not going to analyze the details because I'm not a meteorologist. I remember people saying Lenny was a 4/5 not a 4.
Now for my question. Is all the power lines/poles damage, island wide, mind you, caused entirely by Cat 5 vs. Cat 4 or has WAPA neglecting preventative maintenance caused a good portion of it?