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tpcook
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Re: The Logistics of rebuilding. [Re: gordaguy2]
      #1745776 - 09/13/17 04:13 PM (75.133.122.28)

How much do see rates going up

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Frenchsailor
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Re: The Logistics of rebuilding. [Re: Jeannius]
      #1745800 - 09/13/17 05:18 PM (205.237.40.226)

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Jeannius said:
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StormJib said:
Ring the Queen. Tell Her Majestry it is time to keep up with the French.

France’s public insurance agency estimates that Hurricane Irma inflicted $1.44 billion in damage on infrastructure in the French overseas islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy.

In a statement Saturday, the Caisse Central de Reassurance, France’s public-sector reinsurer that provides coverage for natural disasters, said that amount covers damage to houses, vehicles and businesses.


I had a quick word with Liz and she said to ask for your advice seeing as you did so well after Katrina, which is in your back yard, and you could drive there.






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Twanger
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Re: The Logistics of rebuilding. [Re: StormJib]
      #1745801 - 09/13/17 05:22 PM (184.182.182.178)

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StormJib said:
Ring the Queen. Tell Her Majestry it is time to keep up with the French.

France’s public insurance agency estimates that Hurricane Irma inflicted $1.44 billion in damage on infrastructure in the French overseas islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy.

In a statement Saturday, the Caisse Central de Reassurance, France’s public-sector reinsurer that provides coverage for natural disasters, said that amount covers damage to houses, vehicles and businesses.




There has to be at least $1B in damaged fiberglass alone in the USVI/BVI.


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BEERMAN
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Re: The Logistics of rebuilding. [Re: Twanger]
      #1745803 - 09/13/17 05:47 PM (108.45.108.124)

Found this on BVINews.com "Gov't to ease tax on building materials"

"As the territory prepares to start rebuilding after a category-5 hurricane, Irma, wreaked havoc on the territory last week, plans are being put in place to lessen taxes on construction materials.
This is according to a media release issued by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith.
“Premier Smith has indicated that his government will be looking to provide some ease on taxes to local building and construction material suppliers on imports for the rebuilding process to support property owners as we rebuild our communities,” the release said.
It did not specify how significant the tax break will be.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma caused widespread destruction to several properties in the British Virgin Islands including to homes, businesses and structures such as utility poles. The greatest damage is said to have happened on the territory’s largest and most commercialized islands – Tortola and Virgin Gordon."


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Manpot
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Re: The Logistics of rebuilding. [Re: BEERMAN]
      #1745814 - 09/13/17 06:58 PM (73.241.132.163)

That Virgin Gordon was always a blow hard...

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BEERMAN
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Re: The Logistics of rebuilding. [Re: Manpot]
      #1745833 - 09/13/17 07:58 PM (108.45.108.124)

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Manpot said:
That Virgin Gordon was always a blow hard...




So...grain of salt with this? I've been reading too much probably and hoping for quick positives.


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StormJib
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Re: The Logistics of rebuilding. [Re: Twanger]
      #1745857 - 09/13/17 09:30 PM (71.224.66.174)

The point in all that was the French Government( whoever pays the taxes.) already have a plan to pay for local government disaster on the french side of St. Martin. So far London has promised some clean water and sone police. Back in America FEMA has long had a program to shred well more than a thousand boats and bury the shredded fiberglass post every storm.

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jphart
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Re: The Logistics of rebuilding. [Re: StormJib]
      #1746147 - 09/14/17 09:32 PM (76.18.232.162)

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StormJib said:
Back in America FEMA has long had a program to shred well more than a thousand boats and bury the shredded fiberglass post every storm.



Ron, Please provide resource, reference, web hyperlink, etc. for that statement.


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SailorFitz
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Re: The Logistics of rebuilding. [Re: StormJib]
      #1746158 - 09/14/17 10:33 PM (47.201.228.120)

So why can't the UK military set up "tent housing" for all these displaced citizens.....WHen HR Charlie came through SW FL in 05(?) FEMA set up like 100s and 100s of portable trailers all in a specific area....this gets the people out of the rubble, a CENTRAL place to feed, hydrate, communicate, etc....I'd swear I'd seen in the past "international aid" organizations come into quake devastation and set up tent-citys .....
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maytrix
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Re: The Logistics of rebuilding. [Re: SailorFitz]
      #1746159 - 09/14/17 10:49 PM (76.19.126.165)

I wonder if they've thought of having volunteers/professionals who can help with cleanup and rebuilding fly in daily to help? Seems they could work with airlines to make it feasible as the airlines rely on the islands being open for business as well. This would reduce the need for support more people on island at least and if possible could allow more help right away since you wouldn't have to be concerned with housing.

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