Skip to comments.In Irma-devastated US Virgin Islands, resolve blends with worry of being forgotten
Posted on 09/17/2017 11:38:11 PM PDT by blueplum
CORAL BAY, U.S. Virgin Islands Sharon Coldren, standing on the balcony of the Coral Bay Community Council building, raised a megaphone to give a warning to about 100 of her fellow islanders.
"There are tropical storms on the way that could become hurricanes," she said to a crowd gathered Saturday outside the town hall. Evacuate, she said. Their last chance to leave their island of St. John would probably be a free ferry the next day to San Juan, Puerto Rico...
Coldren couldn't give them any information about the latest marine weather forecasts emergency managers were not providing them to her, and she didn't have cellphone or internet access...
...[At Cruz Bay] Military helicopters buzzed overhead, ferrying in supplies in from St. Croix. A local restaurant, the Longboard, was working with the American Red Cross to serve 1,000 meals a day. Police were enforcing a curfew from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m., the town largely dark and humming with generators.
The coming storms would delay further aid. The recovery would only be slowed if more military forces arrived now, said Clay Covel ...
(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...
It seems like survivors of Harvey and Irma “fell off the radar” really fast. I can see why some may feel forgotten.
Wow! I hadn’t thought of it that way. !!!!
Maria is going to hit them, and center-punch Puerto Rico as of Wednesday, as a Cat 3 or higher.
I read the whole article and saw a lot of rehashing and personal interest anecdotes but nothing to indicate they have “dropped off the RADAR”. “Worry of being forgotten” and actually being forgotten are two very different things.
>>It seems like survivors of Harvey and Irma fell off the radar really fast. I can see why some may feel forgotten.<<
Yet NOLA *still* whines about Katrina some 12 years later!
Of course an opportunity to bash Trump/America in here. British Virgin Islands have it made while the USVI suffer and feel forgotten.
You have all seen these shows. They make it all seems so alluring. Just don't be the Gringo white people in a 3rd world country or on an island when things descend into "Lord of the Flies."
Wise up pal. You're a white guy.
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