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terry
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September 14, 2017 1:41 pm  

What is it like now with all of the people from the other islands there on STX now? Are the stores able to handle everyone? Is there a food shortage? What have you encountered?


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dougtamjj
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September 14, 2017 1:50 pm  

Other than some power and cell phone outages all seems normal to me.


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speee1dy
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September 14, 2017 1:55 pm  

i havent noticed any difference. are there that many over here?


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islandjoan
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September 14, 2017 2:15 pm  

Yeah I don't think a whole bunch of people have come over yet.

I did wonder whether the stores will get low on food and supplies since so much is being shipped to STT.


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singlefin
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September 14, 2017 2:36 pm  

We were in Plaza East Tuesday. Looked as well stocked as usual. A few items, brands, we like we're missing, but that's normal. Post Officies back open, BMV and other government officies open. The usual businesses we frequent are all open as well. I don't see it anymore busy here than usual.

I thank God everyday lately that we decided on STX and understand how lucky we really are. From what news we're getting of so many surrounding islands, I feel like that one unscathed house in a Kansas neighborhood that wasn't leveled during a recent tornado.


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islandjoan
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September 14, 2017 2:39 pm  

My feelings exactly.

I just HOPE AND PRAY that is the last big hurricane for the 2017 season.

I thank God everyday lately that we decided on STX and understand how lucky we really are. From what news we're getting of so many surrounding islands, I feel like that one unscathed house in a Kansas neighborhood that wasn't leveled during a recent tornado.


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singlefin
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September 14, 2017 2:56 pm  

Amen.


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Scubadoo
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September 14, 2017 3:12 pm  

28 years ago the tables were turned with Hugo. I'm sure there are plenty of folks who went through that on STX and know exactly what is going on in STT/STJ. At least we learned from Hugo and recovery on STT/STJ is probably much improved over what we had for Hugo. I just wish WAPA would stop using those overgrown toothpicks for power poles and switch to concrete like in Florida. The power lines might be down in FL but those poles are still standing.


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ironheadUSVI
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September 14, 2017 3:55 pm  

At least we learned from Hugo and recovery on STT/STJ is probably much improved over what we had for Hugo.

I agree 100% with this. What I'm seeing now I wish we had after Hugo.


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watruw8ing4
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September 14, 2017 5:01 pm  

Sunday's going to be interesting. We're getting a cruise ship in.


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stxsailor
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September 14, 2017 7:42 pm  

The airport is busier than i have ever seen it. Military planes everywhere.


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AandA2VI
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September 14, 2017 7:48 pm  

Normal west but no power for us - they say 9/20 and only one bar of cell service. We still have power poles and lines on our hill shattered and on the ground. Finally fixed our house yesterday - our gutters flew off and a lost a lot of our big trees. Still so lucky to have escaped what our sister islands did.

Dove the pier today and I am HAPPY to report it looks OK under there! LOTS of trash and debris - especially around the dolphins but I was surprised. Still lots of color - even found some chaney and a nice silver bracelet from Denver CO. It was still murky but not as bad as I would have thought. HUGE school of tarpon - maybe 40 - The beach west is a mess. We've been cleaning but its a lot.

I am SO GRATEFUL that we were spared from irma! Once I saw it hit a cat 4 I upped my dry supplies 4 fold. Then I organized the fridge and all cold food was used in the first couple days.

We had the owners of Freedom City Surf and their 5 dogs stay with us. They are open now limited menu but beers as they got power two days ago.

Two invests off CV - we can NOT handle another. I have finally after today heard from all my STT and STJ people.

*** The views and opinions expressed in my posts are soley those of A&A2VI and other like minded islanders. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of the majority or any/all contributors to this site. Have a GREAT DAY!


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islandjoan
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September 15, 2017 1:18 pm  

Yes I am really concerned about the invests. Nature CANNOT be so cruel as to hit those that were devastated, by another!

I am glad you heard from all your peeps!!!

Two invests off CV - we can NOT handle another. I have finally after today heard from all my STT and STJ people.


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singlefin
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September 15, 2017 6:21 pm  

I had to stop into my Insurance Agency this morning for some adjustments to my Auto policy.
There was a woman in the adjacent cubicle describing her current situation in St. Thomas. She had only gotten to St. Croix the night before. She began crying as she descibed the entire loss of her home and her buisness to Irma.
My agent and I couldn't help but overhear the whole story. It was heart wrenching.

There wasn't a dry eye within earshot.


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islandjoan
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September 15, 2017 6:35 pm  

man that sucks
so sad + probably thousands of similar stories.

I had to stop into my Insurance Agency this morning for some adjustments to my Auto policy.
There was a woman in the adjacent cubicle describing her current situation in St. Thomas. She had only gotten to St. Croix the night before. She began crying as she descibed the entire loss of her home and her buisness to Irma.
My agent and I couldn't help but overhear the whole story. It was heart wrenching.

There wasn't a dry eye within earshot.


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Scubadoo
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September 15, 2017 6:37 pm  

Let's hope she had windstorm insurance.


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