Special Weather Statement issued August 07 at 3:46PM AST by NWS San Juan  

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Alana33
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August 7, 2017 7:42 pm  

A STRONG THUNDERSTORM IS AFFECTING SAINT JOHN...At 344 PM AST, a strong thunderstorm was located over St John. thestorm is slowly drifting to the north. Winds in excess of 30 mph arepossible with this storm. Sudden waterspout are possible with thisactivity.Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may causelocalized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through floodedroadways.Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safeshelter inside a building or vehicle.

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August 7, 2017 10:22 pm  

LOL! Our Florida weatherperson!


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August 8, 2017 12:56 am  

Based on the radar STT has been getting hammered for quite some time. Jane Higgins on stormcarib posted that it is 69 degrees on the north side! STX has been getting a lot on and off very heavy rain. We even had a power outage (well of course!)


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August 8, 2017 12:58 am  

I'm having thunder and lightning storms, myself!
Gotta keep up with island weather and goings on as still have a home with tenants in it!

Tortola got pounded from what I've heard.


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August 8, 2017 1:05 am  

Crazy lightening and thunder in Cotton Valley!


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August 8, 2017 1:13 am  

Power out in La Grande Princesse


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Alana33
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August 8, 2017 1:34 am  

Apparently there's a 44 ft. Catamaran sinking in Christiansted Harbor with
one hull 3/4s submerged. Have called USCG.


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August 8, 2017 2:06 am  

Power out in Mt. Welcome, too. Has been for about an hour. Hope the USCG gets there soon (or has arrived at this point)...

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August 8, 2017 11:02 am  

2 boats sunk in gallows bay. one looks like a 36ish foot power boat. the other cant tell what it is because there is only a little bit sticking up. i hope no one was on them.

lost power for only about 1/2 hour. other than that it was a great storm and still raining now.


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August 8, 2017 11:08 am  

also some power lines out down by divi


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August 8, 2017 11:18 am  

Little la Grange, STX, power went out around 8pm. Still out!
Most chairs outside are not in their normal place. My table on deck blew about 4 ft across my balcony.
When I went outside to start generator at first light, I saw that my banana tree was now flat to the ground. BBQ was overturned.

Even though, I'm assuming, this was not named, it had more wind and rain than did Erica two years ago.


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islandjoan
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August 8, 2017 12:10 pm  

It was a crazy night! Biggest bolts of lightning and loudest thunder I've heard in awhile.

That sucks that two boats sunk!

I wonder how much rain STJ and the BVIs got. I think they got it the worst.


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August 8, 2017 1:22 pm  

Got plenty of rain and lightening. . Never lost power. About 40 miles wind gusts. Nonevent.


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August 8, 2017 4:27 pm  

4.5 - 7 inches on St John, worse on the east end. Thankfully, few serious problems, and power stayed on for most.

Anegada must be underwater by now!


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August 8, 2017 4:41 pm  

Did anyone see the video and photos of Tortola flooding? They're circulating on Facebook, assume they are true. If so, the flooding was unreal! Not sure in what area of Tortola they were taken.


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August 8, 2017 5:00 pm  

is there a link you can post

Did anyone see the video and photos of Tortola flooding? They're circulating on Facebook, assume they are true. If so, the flooding was unreal! Not sure in what area of Tortola they were taken.


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islandjoan
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August 8, 2017 6:19 pm  

I tried to post the Facebook link but the vimoving center server rejected it and I got the message:

Possible hack attempt detected. The posted form data was rejected.

Send me a PM and give me your email address and I'll try to email it to you


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islandjoan
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August 8, 2017 7:18 pm  

Here's a link to another one that I found on youtube:
you tube tortola flooding


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August 8, 2017 7:29 pm  

The pictures are on the FB page "What's Going on St. Thomas", which is always an interesting read.


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August 9, 2017 10:57 am  

thank you both


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August 9, 2017 3:32 pm  

Residents Count Losses After Devastating Flood - BVIDailyNews.com

http://www.bviplatinum.com/news.php?articleId=27670


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August 12, 2017 10:42 am  

BVI Cleaning Up After 17-Plus Inches of Rain
August 11, 2017

http://stthomassource.com/content/2017/08/11/bvi-cleaning-up-after-17-plus-inches-of-rain/


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