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DDnBob
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Any info on Orient Beach & Grand Case storm damage
      #1743157 - 09/06/17 02:51 PM (97.107.84.133)

I know it's probably to early to ask but, does anyone have any info on how Orient Beach, Orient Village and Grand Case fared in the storm?

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Re: Any info on Orient Beach & Grand Case storm damage [Re: DDnBob]
      #1743163 - 09/06/17 03:20 PM (24.209.195.61)

Nothing specific yet but below is a statement from a good friend who lives on the island. I guess they watch a lot of American TV.

"I am safe....Irma leaves with only destruction in its wake...Total island devastated...Looting everywhere."

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PelicanPirate
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Re: Any info on Orient Beach & Grand Case storm damage [Re: DDnBob]
      #1743174 - 09/06/17 04:10 PM (174.233.6.3)

Very interested in those areas amongst all the others.

They are still in "the red" on the satellite. Maybe dark before the thing is totally off the island.......which will not help venturing out

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Re: Any info on Orient Beach & Grand Case storm damage [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743179 - 09/06/17 04:18 PM (99.254.160.177)

I think info is going to be sketchy for a day or two. There will be massive telecoms infrastructure damage, who knows how well internet is going to work going forward?

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Mantas
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Re: Any info on Orient Beach & Grand Case storm damage [Re: Ritchard]
      #1743277 - 09/06/17 09:34 PM (69.14.59.5)

Grand Case is a bit of a shanty town and is so close to the water.....doesn't bode well.

Calmos put up 28 pictures on their facebook (looks like the put everything they could into shipping containers before the storm hit): https://www.facebook.com/calmos.desaintmartin/


Some Grand Case damage (among other areas) on this twitter page: https://twitter.com/bienglace

A pic from above from another twitter post:
https://twitter.com/HelenKennedy/status/905461891740422145


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Re: Any info on Orient Beach & Grand Case storm damage [Re: Mantas]
      #1743282 - 09/06/17 09:40 PM (70.49.240.244)

I just saw the Calmos' pics. As if I wasn't already disheartened enough.

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PelicanPirate
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Re: Any info on Orient Beach & Grand Case storm damage [Re: Mantas]
      #1743283 - 09/06/17 09:42 PM (174.233.6.3)

https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/lynch...er-saint-martin

Anybody know what resort this is a picture of.

Also these articles are not good regarding French St Martin

https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/latin-america/181386-hurricane-irma-destruction-caribbean

http://www.focus-fen.net/news/2017/09/07...n-official.html


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Edited by PelicanPirate (09/06/17 09:47 PM)


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cincin
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Re: Any info on Orient Beach & Grand Case storm damage [Re: Mantas]
      #1743284 - 09/06/17 09:43 PM (173.186.202.68)

Oh dear God those pictures..... heartbreaking!

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Mantas
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Re: Any info on Orient Beach & Grand Case storm damage [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743287 - 09/06/17 09:51 PM (69.14.59.5)

I believe this is Anse Marcel (before and after):

https://twitter.com/ShaZenOffi/status/905553851775930370


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Re: Any info on Orient Beach & Grand Case storm damage [Re: cincin]
      #1743290 - 09/06/17 09:57 PM (96.231.206.165)

I keep crying, but I keep looking.

Oh my goodness. Grand Case is gone.

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