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ms411
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On STT it was Sugar Estate, I think. Wondering which on St Croix and how long it took.

Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : April 1, 2018 5:56 pm
speee1dy
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Wow, I think JFK and condo row might have gotten power first and downtown due to the underground lines

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Posted : April 1, 2018 6:22 pm
ms411
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Thanks! If I ever move to St Croix, I'll look for something in Christiansted, I think. I liked the west end better before Maria.

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Topic starter Posted : April 1, 2018 8:17 pm
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Hospital and downtown C'sted served by underground feeder were the first as they did not need much work. Then JFK, Condo Row and 5 corners due to proximity to power plant, no underground lines for them, they were the first to get new poles. Folllowed by NorthSide Rd to Gas City. And then Mapp's mother's house so she could cook her turkey. Something like that. We got power in La Grande Princess day before Thanksgiving. For complete details see the thread WAPA progress on STX.

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Posted : April 1, 2018 11:00 pm
speee1dy
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i live in town and it took us 2 1/2 months to get power. still better than most of the island

Thanks! If I ever move to St Croix, I'll look for something in Christiansted, I think. I liked the west end better before Maria.

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Posted : April 2, 2018 10:51 am
ms411
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So only the Christiansted business district got power quickly?

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Topic starter Posted : April 2, 2018 10:58 am
Scubadoo
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Yup

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Posted : April 2, 2018 11:02 am
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Thanks! If I ever move to St Croix, I'll look for something in Christiansted, I think. I liked the west end better before Maria.

Fsted got power pretty rapidly also, very close to the same time as residential areas in C'sted

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Posted : April 2, 2018 1:31 pm
Scubadoo
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Thanks! If I ever move to St Croix, I'll look for something in Christiansted, I think. I liked the west end better before Maria.

Fsted got power pretty rapidly also, very close to the same time as residential areas in C'sted

The feeders to the airport and F'sted were a priority.

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Posted : April 2, 2018 2:45 pm
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I wonder why Frederiksted was a priority?

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Posted : April 2, 2018 3:08 pm
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I wonder why Frederiksted was a priority?

Because it's one of the two major towns on the island? And it has the dock for the cruise ships that started returning in November...

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Posted : April 2, 2018 6:27 pm
speee1dy
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they were the ones with the underground power

So only the Christiansted business district got power quickly?

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Posted : April 2, 2018 6:50 pm
ms411
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Um, I know you have lived on St Croix for a long time, but can you please be more specific as to when power was restored to residents?

I didn't get power until Jan 2 and I want to move somewhere in VI that is on a priority feeder. Best to move than buy a generator in my situation.

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Topic starter Posted : April 2, 2018 10:28 pm
Scubadoo
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Read the thread WAPA progress on STX it has the complete day to day WAPA progress update along with individual reports.

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Posted : April 3, 2018 12:15 am
islandjoan
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My area of Hermon Hill got power restored the day after thanksgiving. Priority feeders are the ones mentioned earlier in this thread. Beyond those feeders the restoration might have been based either on population density or on the fact that there was less damage to restore in a particular area? There are no guarantees in what will happen the next time-things might be different.

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Posted : April 3, 2018 12:30 am
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Strand Street, Frederiksted got power November 9th. Hannah’s Rest was one of the first to get power—they were on in early November.

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Posted : April 3, 2018 2:02 am
Scubadoo
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My area of Hermon Hill got power restored the day after thanksgiving. Priority feeders are the ones mentioned earlier in this thread. Beyond those feeders the restoration might have been based either on population density or on the fact that there was less damage to restore in a particular area? There are no guarantees in what will happen the next time-things might be different.

Hopefully with composite poles and other improvements things will be different, maybe feeders will survive and focus can start with local areas.

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Posted : April 3, 2018 3:22 am
speee1dy
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feeder 1 and 2

Um, I know you have lived on St Croix for a long time, but can you please be more specific as to when power was restored to residents?

I didn't get power until Jan 2 and I want to move somewhere in VI that is on a priority feeder. Best to move than buy a generator in my situation.

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Posted : April 3, 2018 10:48 am
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STX container port didn't get power until end of January, You'd think the lifeline to the island would be a priority.They started the port then Mapp pulled them to finish housing communities. Shipping companies had hard time keeping commodities fresh for stores.

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Posted : April 3, 2018 5:17 pm
islandjoan
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WOW

STX container port didn't get power until end of January, You'd think the lifeline to the island would be a priority.They started the port then Mapp pulled them to finish housing communities. Shipping companies had hard time keeping commodities fresh for stores.

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Posted : April 3, 2018 5:43 pm
islandjoan
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I hope so!!!

One thing I have learned from Irma and Maria, is that nothing is guaranteed - how strong the storm will be, where it will hit, and what will get damaged.

Hopefully with composite poles and other improvements things will be different, maybe feeders will survive and focus can start with local areas.

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Posted : April 3, 2018 5:44 pm
Scubadoo
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THE USVI IS SET TO HAVE A MUCH STRONGER POWER GRID, FEMA SAYS

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Posted : April 4, 2018 3:07 am
Moinstx
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And then Mapp's mother's house so she could cook her turkey. Something like that. .

So funny ! But true from what I heard.

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Posted : April 4, 2018 4:50 pm
Scubadoo
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And then Mapp's mother's house so she could cook her turkey. Something like that. .

So funny ! But true from what I heard.

Yup, I didn't write it, somebody else on the same street or close by in Herman Hill with first hand info posted it in the other thread WAPA progress on STX.

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Posted : April 5, 2018 12:01 am
lily1025
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I hope so!!!

One thing I have learned from Irma and Maria, is that nothing is guaranteed - how strong the storm will be, where it will hit, and what will get damaged.

Hopefully with composite poles and other improvements things will be different, maybe feeders will survive and focus can start with local areas.

so so true islandjoan. and the one thing i learned post irma and maria it is the fact of the uncertainity of it all,for me at least,was the greatest cause of anxiety.

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Posted : April 7, 2018 1:07 am
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