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GeorgeC1
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Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay.
      #1743387 - 09/07/17 08:33 AM (108.213.0.118)

Any updates on these areas. Very little to be found online.
Thanks!
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1743391 - 09/07/17 08:42 AM (70.49.187.173)

G - seems nothing coming out of CGB, nor Sopers
No contacts have checked in since the storm
Some public comments report CGB hit hard, with Myett's & Quito's roof's gone - but, no doubt you have seen this also


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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: CGB]
      #1743392 - 09/07/17 08:47 AM (108.213.0.118)

I am worried about both, with the way the wind clocked around to the west. Surge into Westend could have been huge.
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Edited by GeorgeC1 (09/07/17 09:00 AM)


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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1743393 - 09/07/17 08:47 AM (70.177.22.163)

Bridge to Frenchmans Cay is gone. Have not heard from Island Jim or or Doc Howard who holed up in Howards place north side of Sopers. One report that 80% of CGB gone. Quito's no longer exist. Myetts roof gone. All of White Bay except Hendos and part of Soggy gone. Carrot Bay flooded. All boats sheltered in Paraquita in a big pile in the mangroves. Moorings dock in RT a total desaster. Village Cay Marina the same. Large cat up sideways on the TMM docks.

One piece of good news VHF radio report that Nick and Monica and the staff at Leverick are OK. Not so for the docks and most buildings. Not much else out of VG other than lost roofs.

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Edited by GlennA (09/07/17 08:51 AM)


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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GlennA]
      #1743606 - 09/07/17 04:04 PM (108.213.0.118)

Reports from most areas are coming in, sadly none of them good. Not a word from Sopers. Hope no news is good news but afraid it's the opposite.
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1743608 - 09/07/17 04:08 PM (70.49.187.173)

Does anyone have contact with Visar people?
I can't get in touch with the one fellow there that I know

Perhaps, if they have time - they can give some insight


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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1743611 - 09/07/17 04:14 PM (184.182.182.178)

Just saw a report on Sopers from Lynn Keneway: All boats have sunk (nichole, branson, pajamas, music, kendall) people are looting harbor market and marine store. Pussers gone. Indigo house looks ok. Inspirado house gone. Blades house roof gone. Sharns travel lift down. All boats on the hard have been damaged knocked over or on top of buildings. Ottertude catamaran is on top of Betito's building.

There is nothing left on JVD. Gertrude medivac'ed out. Peter Sean and Kendall are in a tender heading to JVD to rescue some.


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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1743612 - 09/07/17 04:17 PM (76.19.126.165)

George, I saw a post that referenced Soper's.. Ottertude was upside down, Pussers destroyed, market destroyed..and more.. can't verify, but doesn't sound good.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: Twanger]
      #1743614 - 09/07/17 04:23 PM (108.213.0.118)

That's sad, the owner of Ottertude is the person reported to have bailed Voyage out financially. I guess if Pussers is gone all the buildings from the shipyard to the market are probably gone. Hope that the main dive shop for Bluewater Divers survived. Sounds like the Sopers location is gone. Keith and his brother built a nice business. I just don't see how many can recover from this. I fear my home away from home will never be the same.
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1743617 - 09/07/17 04:26 PM (174.112.86.166)

Lots of pics of Tortola and some of cane garden on facebook

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1743618 - 09/07/17 04:27 PM (76.19.126.165)

Yeah, it is going to take a lot to recover. Having seen huge damage in Vermont after Irene, a number of businesses there just never recovered and are no more. I think a lot will depend on insurance coming through, if someone has it.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1743634 - 09/07/17 04:50 PM (173.168.141.224)

Just devastating.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: maytrix]
      #1743638 - 09/07/17 04:55 PM (108.17.94.59)

Any word on the Willy T? If Bomba's made it I'm hoping the WT did also. There has to be something left as inspiration to rebuild. I heard Foxy is still on for his visit/performance at the Foxy's in Maryland. I can't imagine that's true? I'll be donating time and/or money even if I can only swing $50 so looking forward to info on where efforts can be made.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: Schwendy]
      #1743646 - 09/07/17 05:17 PM (70.177.22.163)

If you consider the many piece of scrap wood and pantys scattered all over Cappoons Bay I suppose you could say, in a manner of speaking, that Bombas still exist. In kit form.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GlennA]
      #1743660 - 09/07/17 05:38 PM (98.6.172.58)

I'm afraid Bomba was making a funny. There's no way the Shack is still standing.
On Facebook - "Where the Coconuts Grow" looks to have someone on island posting, and "Windtraveler", who is currently in Chicago, but lives on a sailboat in Tortola and partially owns Aristocat is also posting updates.
Captain Fatty Goodlander is also regularly posting on FB, and has a big following of island friends that will be getting updates.


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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: purplelily]
      #1743670 - 09/07/17 06:02 PM (98.5.255.222)

In the video of the Carrot Bay road the gal filming says ..."over there was <some-word-I-cant-understand> Bomba Shack" ...... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1922822811318744/permalink/1931165850484440/

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: lauraandrex]
      #1743741 - 09/07/17 08:07 PM (108.17.94.59)

I had my doubts about the Bomba story but I guess at this point I'm desperate for any "good" news. I figured if there was one 2x4 with a piece of plywood attached then you could say Bomba's officially survived. I guess you could also say he expanded all over the BVI.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: gordaguy2]
      #1743842 - 09/08/17 07:14 AM (88.208.170.241)

Saw a picture on facebook, that Quitos Gazebo is still there. Damaged, but not gone.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: bigbone]
      #1743871 - 09/08/17 08:37 AM (40.130.58.34)

Bomba's did not make it. Saw the picture this morning of CGB, and Quito's was still there, looks like some roof damage & the deck is gone.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: lonewolf1977]
      #1743882 - 09/08/17 09:19 AM (70.192.68.3)

Extensive damage throughout Cane. Gazebo still there but looks heavily damaged Road blocked at Quitos due to debris Paradise Club gone. Rooftop deck at Rhymers collapsed. Side extension at Elm Beach Bar gone Myetts damaged Seems not a leaf or palm frond to be found. Tony's is gone.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: HillsideView]
      #1743918 - 09/08/17 11:01 AM (67.53.97.234)

Looks like the dingy dock in CGB survived. Truly amazing!

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: Bakoguy]
      #1744038 - 09/08/17 03:06 PM (70.177.22.163)

Until further notice clearance at the West End ferry trminal will be "al fresco" as there is nothing left but the slab.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: gordaguy2]
      #1744042 - 09/08/17 03:21 PM (73.135.225.110)

There are no cell phones or power working in WE -- there are some videos available from: Caribbean Buzz Helicopters on FB. WE ferry terminal is all but gone, the road/bridge to Harbor market is still there, Harbor market is standing but looted, Voyage yachts are all gone -- Ottertude was flipped up on a roof top next to the shipyard, Pussers is gone, Fish n Lime is gone.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: HillsideView]
      #1744043 - 09/08/17 03:25 PM (73.135.225.110)

Oddly that crap dinghy dock is still standing in CGB but not much else.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: h2okat]
      #1744045 - 09/08/17 03:29 PM (107.77.106.46)

It was probably so far underwater during the surge that it was protected.
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GlennA]
      #1744154 - 09/08/17 08:09 PM (69.206.174.173)

Glenn, that is a jerkoff statement. You have no heart. Shame on you.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: nobscusset]
      #1744197 - 09/08/17 10:00 PM (71.224.66.174)

Quote:

nobscusset said:
Glenn, that is a jerkoff statement. You have no heart. Shame on you.




BS Glenn is fine and on target to feeding the kids of Tortola. The less than welcoming feel on both ends of Tortola have harmed many. Anything less than a wide open hussle welcoming people and materials will not be in the best interest of the recovery and next generation.

If you are worried about drugs a couple of small framed females and small talented canines can tell law enforcement who to follow up with.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: nobscusset]
      #1744200 - 09/08/17 10:05 PM (70.49.187.173)

I see nothing wrong with Glenn's quip
I could share a few myself to lighten the mood.. except for concern of getting flamed like he just got.

All being said - via video from CBH... my place above the ferry terminal was on the video
Sadly.. wind must have got under the 2nd floor balcony overhang - tore that off - taking half the roof with it

Let's see... are we allowed to pack hammers'n'saws in carry-on ?
((sigh))


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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: CGB]
      #1744212 - 09/08/17 10:53 PM (69.206.174.173)

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.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: CGB]
      #1744216 - 09/08/17 10:58 PM (73.43.135.85)

Quote:

CGB said:
I see nothing wrong with Glenn's quip
I could share a few myself to lighten the mood.. except for concern of getting flamed like he just got.

All being said - via video from CBH... my place above the ferry terminal was on the video
Sadly.. wind must have got under the 2nd floor balcony overhang - tore that off - taking half the roof with it

Let's see... are we allowed to pack hammers'n'saws in carry-on ?
((sigh))




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

Quote:

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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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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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)

Quote:

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

Quote:

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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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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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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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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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: moesartt]
      #1745595 - 09/13/17 08:24 AM (40.130.58.34)

Quito's fb page posted yesterday that the inside is completely destroyed. It will be a complete rebuild.

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: lonewolf1977]
      #1745602 - 09/13/17 08:46 AM (148.177.96.118)

Sorry to read that Stanley's Welcome Bar (cousin Tony's) is gone - is that correct???

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: nobscusset]
      #1745607 - 09/13/17 08:56 AM (148.177.96.118)

Quote:

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.




Came across these donation sites, have these or any others already been posted on TTOL?

https://hello.pledgeling.com/widgets/donate/f4fe0a65390299b0eae14f838a79a64f#amounts

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-...m_campaign=irma

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: Deepcut]
      #1745637 - 09/13/17 10:12 AM (96.40.221.193)

How about "We're on a Boat"

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: Tackmaster]
      #1746972 - 09/20/17 10:57 AM (108.213.0.118)

I still have not heard a overall damage report on Sopers or any decent pictures. Any updates from there? I would also like to hear more about Marina Key.
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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1746978 - 09/20/17 12:19 PM (67.191.77.194)

Both locations sustained catastrophic damage. The Red Box & Fuel Dock on Marina Cay are completely gone. I don't have any of the West End photos on this computer - but have seen them on the Facebook BVI Hurricane Irma Page and they are terrible.








While I hate to be the bearer of bad news, I figured you'd want to see these photos.

The most important thing is that the employees have been accounted for and are safe. Paul Mason, manager of Marina Cay took these photos - except for the first one of the 'before' status of the Red Box.

I'km including a link to the Pusser's Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund - for those of you who are able to donate.

Disaster Irma Hurricane Relief Fund

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: multimedia]
      #1746985 - 09/20/17 01:15 PM (73.241.132.163)

All our love to Paul and his wife..

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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: Manpot]
      #1747118 - 09/21/17 08:55 AM (108.213.0.118)

That's worse than I expected. Still it could be rebuilt quickly if the money and the will is there. I suspect however that many don't have insurance. It just gets sadder each day. So much in the BVI I wanted to share with my grandkids. I still have hopes things will come back faster than we think at the moment.
Still no good overall pictures of West End. Anyone found anything online? Can't get over the Pussers webcam showing at least 4 boats sitting at anchor with no hurricane prep hours before the storm hit.


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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1747145 - 09/21/17 10:34 AM (76.19.126.165)

I've seen some pictures of West including from the bathrooms to the market. Have you seen those?

Take a look at this album - there are some towards the end.

https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-k4smBk/


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Edited by maytrix (09/21/17 10:36 AM)


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Re: Westend/Sopers and Cane Garden Bay. [Re: maytrix]
      #1747152 - 09/21/17 11:17 AM (70.54.0.78)

Just so very, very sad to see. so many wonderful memories gone.

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