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StormJib
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: nobscusset]
      #1744219 - 09/08/17 11:08 PM (71.224.66.174)

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nobscusset said:
what the people on Tortola need right now is heavy equipment and construction workers to rebuild. I am a carpenter from New York and would throw my hat into the ring if I knew which hat to throw it into. Don't know what to do help out. Maybe give money.




Glad you want to help!

I will pile on.

They need unlimited and unthreatened water. If that means bottles Walmart will do it better than anyone else.

Then need basic food supply again Walmart.

The debris must dissapear. Contractors and equipment. It must be gone to a new near shore reef or off the North Drop. Do it NOW.

Then a cruise ship to house the help.

Mr. Carpenter while there is talent on the islands and more that can learn...


Massivw square meters of stripped blue toof must be laid.

Only then can the long term recovery start:

Food and Sheltee then we move forward just like any migrant in history.


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mike
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: StormJib]
      #1744227 - 09/08/17 11:22 PM (64.222.214.139)

I just found this picture of leverick bay .. not pretty at all !!!! https://www.instagram.com/p/BYyLMbtAQI7/

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: RickinAtlanta]
      #1744256 - 09/09/17 07:10 AM (70.177.22.163)

I have spent 3 days searching for news of friends trappeed in a diaster of biblical proportion and seen to many pictures of the remains of places of which I have fond memories all the while in fear that a dear frind's home lo longer exist. If one cannot find a bit of humor in this chaos depression would be the result and at a time like this depression is our worst enemy.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GlennA]
      #1744259 - 09/09/17 07:17 AM (100.11.166.64)

Amen Glenn!

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markis
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: toast]
      #1744272 - 09/09/17 08:07 AM (65.24.56.137)

I have lived through many difficult times in life myself, cancer, divorce, loss of a child to a drunk driver. it's good to grieve, but then I need to find some humor to survive. If you can't laugh, you're going to cry.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GlennA]
      #1744275 - 09/09/17 08:15 AM (162.251.30.12)

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GlennA said:
I have spent 3 days searching for news of friends trappeed in a diaster of biblical proportion and seen to many pictures of the remains of places of which I have fond memories all the while in fear that a dear frind's home lo longer exist. If one cannot find a bit of humor in this chaos depression would be the result and at a time like this depression is our worst enemy.




Amen to some humor.
I was in surgery (I am a surgeon) as eye of Irma went thru... we play music during surgery..

Me "Alexa, play "Eye of the Tiger" and "Alexa, order me "Gone with the Wind"

After seeing boats(mine?) : "Alexa, play "Buy me a Boat"

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CGB
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GlennA]
      #1744285 - 09/09/17 08:56 AM (70.49.187.173)

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GlennA said:
I have spent 3 days searching for news of friends trappeed in a diaster of biblical proportion and seen to many pictures of the remains of places of which I have fond memories all the while in fear that a dear frind's home lo longer exist. If one cannot find a bit of humor in this chaos depression would be the result and at a time like this depression is our worst enemy.




to this end (gallows humour) ... at least Mal won't be complaining about CGB being packed with cruise ship tourists for a while.....

On a serious note - all this volunteering has me thinking
Chicken or egg situation...
Where would the volunteers be housed ?
Shelter is short for locals, much less do-good visitors
Then there is food shortage, and have you noticed how many vehicles are destroyed....
Not sure how something like this plays out best

Seems a bit of basic infrastructure must first come back before the volume of helping hands arrives


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CGB
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: RickinAtlanta]
      #1744287 - 09/09/17 09:08 AM (70.49.187.173)

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RickinAtlanta said:

I had a corkscrew confiscated by TSA a few weeks ago that I forgot was in carryon. We sat in first class where they gave me a 6 inch metal knife with lunch. Don't think your tools would pass.




Probably a good thing... with a hammer in my hands...
Likely start thinking the window is out of alignment.. and just a tiny tap should fix it...


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moesartt
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: CGB]
      #1745536 - 09/12/17 09:36 PM (24.246.164.170)

So did Quito's new building survive and lost the roof or is the whole building gone. I assume Cheeseburger in Paradise place is gone too. Can't remember the name but we've been there many time just not too recently.

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moesartt
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: Schwendy]
      #1745539 - 09/12/17 09:39 PM (24.246.164.170)

I've seen posts that it was sunk, but the most recent post said it was up on land somewhere not too far away but the top half pretty much destroyed.

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