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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: taraavo] #139927
09/06/2017 07:27 AM
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Maryland
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Tavaaro, those pics on Marlon's FB page are incredible. I assume they were taken as the eye passed. Another half to go! So sad.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: taraavo] #139928
09/06/2017 07:28 AM
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Long Island, NY
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https://mobile.twitter.com/StormchaserUKEU

I don't know if this will work. It is from Twitter and has some very frightening videos.


Rick and Grace
Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY] #139929
09/06/2017 07:30 AM
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It's not about property at this point, I think it's about people's lives


Rick and Grace
Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate] #139930
09/06/2017 07:36 AM
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I have been using TuneIn Radio for a long time. There are two versions. The free one has the radio stations with commercials (SXM stations presently offline). Pay version has live sports etc.

Available for Android (Play store) or laptop

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: boucharda] #139931
09/06/2017 07:57 AM
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One of those Facebook videos show severe damage to the buildings at SBR (C buildings shown minus roof)...this will be a very long come back

....and Irma's little brother Jose is following right behind her

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY] #139932
09/06/2017 08:00 AM
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Next vacation is scheduled for February 7th through February 19th in Grand Cayman.

A totally new Adventure is awaiting us!!
Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: mprevo] #139933
09/06/2017 08:04 AM
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Live your life the way you meant to live it!
Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sxmmartini] #139934
09/06/2017 08:13 AM
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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sxmmartini] #139935
09/06/2017 08:20 AM
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Are you sure this is from St. Martin? There is already a comment indicating it may be from St. Barts.

Please, EVERYBODY, don't just slap up a link to something you see on social media until you are sure it is dealing with SXM. There are numerous posts and videos that are turning out NOT to be from SXM.


J.D.
Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sxmmartini] #139936
09/06/2017 08:23 AM
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Anyone hear how the Oyster Bay Beach Resort is fairing?

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Steve56] #139937
09/06/2017 08:39 AM
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redding ca./nashville
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http://cdn.mahobeachcam.com/images/mbc_hdtv.png

CRAZY. No cam no more.

Weather channel just showed damage from Guadeloupe and said it was stx.


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sunnybuns] #139938
09/06/2017 08:46 AM
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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Jim_Laraine] #139939
09/06/2017 09:09 AM
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Jim_Laraine said:
Tavaaro, those pics on Marlon's FB page are incredible. I assume they were taken as the eye passed. Another half to go! So sad.


Does anyone know if this is correct? The back end is opposite direction and thing are bad enough as is. I hope the entire storm has passed.

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate] #139940
09/06/2017 09:12 AM
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Appears eye now past island, still more to endure

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate] #139941
09/06/2017 09:31 AM
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If anyone has any pictures or information about Beacon Hill in SXM; I would greatly appreciate it if you post. I want to give thanks to Marlon whose photos and clips on Facebook show some of the damage on Island.

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: badbenni] #139942
09/06/2017 09:33 AM
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benni--I was hoping you knew something. You haven't heard from your condo? If you hear anything about Beachside, please let me know. Thanks.


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Carol_Hill] #139943
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Nothing from Beacon Hill but I have heard that the airport was heavily damaged.

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: badbenni] #139944
09/06/2017 09:43 AM
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Yes, I have seen pictures of the airport. It looks very bad at the airport.


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate] #139945
09/06/2017 09:55 AM
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Storm has lost its symmetrical circular shape. Unfortunately, the thicker red part of the ring still has to cross SXM.

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Carol_Hill] #139946
09/06/2017 09:57 AM
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FYI: Laser 101 storm team said they will be trying to stream through Tropixx 105.5, which is also down at the moment. Just offering the knowledge up to anyone else trying to tune in to radio over the next few days. Obviously not expecting to be able to hear anything anytime soon.

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate] #139947
09/06/2017 10:04 AM
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The images and video all over the place are just gut-wrenching. I truly hope the casualty count is low or zero.

I feel like getting on a plane with a shovel, a rake and a wheelbarrow.

Oh, and with all the concerned TTOL'ers checking in, this forum has never been so slow!


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate] #139948
09/06/2017 10:05 AM
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Hearing there is major destruction. Of cource we have not spoken to anyone as yet... Having a house there, and looking forward to major issues is certainly stressful. everyone tells us, be happy were not there, but we will have to face the music at some point... If the roof is gone, the inside is destroyed. If the house collapsed, we can only walk away... Too old for this... Now that's pessimistic for sure, but reality is reality. Hope there were not deaths... Can only imagine the resorts near ocean... This is so so sad... stress is not the word... For those that have invested interest? Good luck...

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sasasal] #139949
09/06/2017 10:35 AM
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Hearing there is major destruction. Of cource we have not spoken to anyone as yet... Having a house there, and looking forward to major issues is certainly stressful. everyone tells us, be happy were not there, but we will have to face the music at some point... If the roof is gone, the inside is destroyed. If the house collapsed, we can only walk away... Too old for this... Now that's pessimistic for sure, but reality is reality. Hope there were not deaths... Can only imagine the resorts near ocean... This is so so sad... stress is not the word... For those that have invested interest? Good luck...


At this moment we are thinking more about the people who right now are trying to survive this terrible tragedy. $$$ will be a secondary topic...

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sasasal] #139950
09/06/2017 10:40 AM
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So sad for those who lost their property. I saw the damage to the Simpson Bay Resort does anyone know of any damage to Divi Little Bay resort?

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: kabs996] #139951
09/06/2017 11:09 AM
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Another thread has a message from DIVI

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: SXMScubaman] #139952
09/06/2017 11:15 AM
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French weather station is posting some stills and video on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeteoExpress

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: SXMScubaman] #139953
09/06/2017 11:46 AM
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Thank you Scuba.....they posted right after my comment. Glad all seems to be holding up there for the guests, staff and property.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: kabs996] #139954
09/06/2017 12:01 PM
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Mole SXM SXM has incredible Simpson Bay footage...so so so sad.

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate] #139955
09/06/2017 12:08 PM
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[quote]PelicanPirate said:
Downloaded the tunedin app, but it wants 9.99/month or 99.99/year for a free

The app she was mentioning is not "tunedin"... What you need to get is the app called "tunein radio pro" It is about $9.99 paid only once when you download it from the app store...and no monthly fees.

They do have "premium" in-app purchases available with monthly fees, but all you need is the basic "tunein radio Pro" app.

I run a low power fm station in Maryland (wmjs-lp) and we stream all our music around the world using "tunein radio pro"...

Last edited by Bill_S; 09/06/2017 12:11 PM.

Bill
Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sasasal] #139956
09/06/2017 12:19 PM
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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Carol_Hill] #139957
09/06/2017 12:41 PM
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The medical school is being used as a shelter. All students who sheltered in the building are safe.

http://aucmed.edu/about/weather-alert.aspx


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sxmmartini] #139958
09/06/2017 02:00 PM
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Since the thread is 10 years old, there is a good chance many of the links no longer work.


J.D.
Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: ruralcarrier] #139959
09/06/2017 03:44 PM
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Having postponed a trip to SXM in June, we rescheduled and we're due to leave this Sunday. I am so sad for everyone there and just praying that everyone there is okay.


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Re: Hurricane Irma / Divi [Re: kabs996] #139960
09/06/2017 04:37 PM
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does anyone know of any damage to Divi Little Bay resort?


The Divi Timeshare Owners Facebook page has four photos of damage posted. One is of the Infinity Pool, which appears largely cosmetic. Another is of a walkway between buildings that appears to have a part of the roof on the ground. The others are of an overturned car in the parking lot. They were taken by a guest who opted to stay in his room instead of going to the main building, which was built to withstand hurricanes.


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Re: Hurricane Irma / Divi [Re: jazzgal] #139961
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does anyone know of any damage to Divi Little Bay resort?

Can you post a link to that page?
The Divi Timeshare Owners Facebook page has four photos of damage posted. One is of the Infinity Pool, which appears largely cosmetic. Another is of a walkway between buildings that appears to have a part of the roof on the ground. The others are of an overturned car in the parking lot. They were taken by a guest who opted to stay in his room instead of going to the main building, which was built to withstand hurricanes.

Re: Hurricane Irma / Divi [Re: kabs996] #139962
09/06/2017 05:56 PM
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Update by Dutch Military Minister... update deputy representative en Rita Rhaman on the scene.
Ships are on their way.
Infrastructure very badly affected. Situation on the ground sxm is very serious.
Port very badly damaged.
Dock Coast guard
Airport
Telecommunications
Electricity and utilities
Briefly. We have to prepare for the serious
Appearances were insufficient
No info on victims yet
This afternoon 16.00 is being watched from the air by helicopter.
[2:26 pm, 9/6/2017]: update from the crisis team where rst is part of: Sxm is completely unreachable. Dod is leading and is going to fly a helicopter tonight at 20 to determine where to land. At present the cruiseterminal / Piers is completely destroyed and the airport is unreachable because the runway is still severely damaged.
[2:26 pm, 9/6/2017]: the control tower of the French airport has fallen above the runway and is expected to take weeks before the French have their own job. Defence has indicated that it is not possible for civil aviation to be available for the time being, and an airlift will be launched between Curacao and st. Maarten as soon as defence is free
[2:26 pm, 9/6/2017] there will be additional pilots from NL to continue to fly this airlift.
[2:26 pm, 9/6/2017]: there are currently 10 shelters, of which 5 are in operation. One of the first priorities is also to extend the number of operational shelter with a view to the new hurricane Jose, which Saturday / Sunday at sxm.. #Sxmstaysafe

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Carol_Hill] #139963
09/06/2017 05:57 PM
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22degrees N. lat of Paradise
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The pictures are alarming. Take a look at La Vista's Facebook page. They recorded two FB live shots that are devastating


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate] #139964
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Special prayers for all the people of St. Martin and our friends that we have made over the years. May their inner strength prevail to see them through this difficult time.

Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Joecool] #139965
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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: SXMWendell] #139966
09/09/2017 04:47 PM
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To all of my fellow Floridian St Martin/St Maarten lovers, may Irma not be the b---h to us she was to the island. She's already taken away our 39th anniversary celebration that was supposed to start today but I'll be darned I'm gunna let her get me at home. Im in Sarasota, which looks like going to be a direct hit. I have my shutters up, Force 12 hurricane screens, portable generator and couple of cases of bottled water. I will hope for the best to ALL of our Florida members.



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