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gotaluvit
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Why no Reports from Orient Beach?
      #1751989 - 11/17/17 05:49 PM (66.86.231.248)

Given the fact the Orient is agruably the most important single spot on St. Martin I am very surprised that there has been next to no news on condition / status.

Any ideas?


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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: gotaluvit]
      #1751990 - 11/17/17 06:04 PM (24.209.195.61)

First of all, it is NOT the single most important spot on the island.

There have been lots of reports, basically a lot of damage. Beach appears to be decent but not a lot of places to stay or eat at the present time. Extensive damage up and down the beach.

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pat
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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1751993 - 11/17/17 07:13 PM (75.133.113.202)

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ruralcarrier said:
First of all, it is NOT the single most important spot on the island.

There have been lots of reports, basically a lot of damage. Beach appears to be decent but not a lot of places to stay or eat at the present time. Extensive damage up and down the beach.




I agree with you on all counts.

With specific regard to Orient Beach, there is government to deal with and apparently a lot of specifics with regard to rebuilding.

Says one who knew it before it was developed to what most recent visitors know it to be, some of us really donít care if it takes forever. Count me with that group. But at the same time, I understand what so many are missing and I think the factors for lack of rapid redevelopment all seem to be based upon dollars. Iím sure it will come back eventually. Patience, Pilgrims.....

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DPD1968
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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: gotaluvit]
      #1751994 - 11/17/17 07:20 PM (73.174.146.73)

gotaluvit,
I will give you a report in 60 days!
I did see on a facebook post there was a volunteer group doing some cleanup today.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the next month or so. I have to imagine there will be some kind of chair rental and drinks from cooler setups to make some money from the tourist. There will be cruise ship traffic and there are definitely people staying in some of the available rentals on the East Bay.


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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: gotaluvit]
      #1751995 - 11/17/17 07:58 PM (107.77.253.1)

It appears there are significant issues with regard to rebuilding on Orient, with the government. I guess that's why we don't hear much from Orient. Hopefully there will be more news soon.

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jeepers
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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: DPD1968]
      #1751997 - 11/17/17 08:31 PM (24.235.245.3)

See you there. We chat with you every year with our friends from west virginia.

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DPD1968
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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: jeepers]
      #1751998 - 11/17/17 08:43 PM (73.174.146.73)

Looking forward to it. Should be interesting vacation , hoping we can help out our island families in some way.

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jeepers
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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: DPD1968]
      #1752001 - 11/17/17 08:59 PM (24.235.245.3)

Yes we can

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BillandElaine
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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: gotaluvit]
      #1752005 - 11/18/17 05:58 AM (200.7.56.115)

Been there twice this past week. The beach is beautiful and empty. The surrounding area has been cleaned of debris but is otherwise untouched. I think it will be some time IF EVER before anyone is allowed to build there again.

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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: BillandElaine]
      #1752010 - 11/18/17 08:39 AM (107.77.253.1)

Although I'm not certain of it, as I understand, the 'Five Stars' have an AOT and they are exempt from the not building close to the water line, so I THINK they should be able to rebuild.

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