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Story of Survival #146531
10/17/2017 11:01 AM
10/17/2017 11:01 AM
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Posts: 5,720
Massachusetts
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Thought I'd share this since I know there's a number of members here that don't go on facebook. This is quite the story.. I can't even imagine.. And sadly, with all the devastation from both storms in so many areas, there's probably many similar stories.

https://www.caymancompass.com/2017/10/16/hurricane-irma-a-survivors-story/


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Re: Story of Survival [Re: maytrix] #146532
10/17/2017 11:09 AM
10/17/2017 11:09 AM
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Posts: 5,678
An island state of mind
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An island state of mind
If I remember correctly, he had just bought his house on the Friday before Irma hit.

Re: Story of Survival [Re: maytrix] #146533
10/17/2017 02:47 PM
10/17/2017 02:47 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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He has a great sense of humour and posted a funny ( belive it or not) video. Indeed he moved into his house above CGB the Friday before Irma arrive..a really good gy and I hope to see him back on the bay. I leave tonight..

Re: Story of Survival [Re: Manpot] #146534
10/17/2017 03:59 PM
10/17/2017 03:59 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,861
Bradenton, FL
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Safe travels, Mal!!

Re: Story of Survival [Re: Winterstale] #146535
10/17/2017 04:02 PM
10/17/2017 04:02 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 3,359
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Bring lots of cash


JasonHelmbrecht
Coconut Breeze Villas
Cane Garden Bay
reservations@coconutbreezevillas.com
www.coconutbreezevillas.com
Re: Story of Survival [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #146536
10/17/2017 04:14 PM
10/17/2017 04:14 PM
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Posts: 388
ONTARIO
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So sad, yet uplifting that he sees them coming back to the islands. There have basically been no photos of Cane Garden since the early survival of the village. All the photos we see are "looking out", no photos of the devastation...the tourists will be shocked!

Re: Story of Survival [Re: bvilovercgb] #146537
10/17/2017 05:03 PM
10/17/2017 05:03 PM
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Ya never know...
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Ya never know...


My foot fits right into my shoe and my shoe will fit right into your...
Re: Story of Survival [Re: HillsideView] #146538
10/17/2017 05:04 PM
10/17/2017 05:04 PM
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Ya never know...
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Ya never know...


My foot fits right into my shoe and my shoe will fit right into your...
Re: Story of Survival [Re: HillsideView] #146539
10/17/2017 06:37 PM
10/17/2017 06:37 PM
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Posts: 3,359
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
I will post some tonight


JasonHelmbrecht
Coconut Breeze Villas
Cane Garden Bay
reservations@coconutbreezevillas.com
www.coconutbreezevillas.com
Re: Story of Survival [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #146540
10/17/2017 10:22 PM
10/17/2017 10:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 3,359
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola


JasonHelmbrecht
Coconut Breeze Villas
Cane Garden Bay
reservations@coconutbreezevillas.com
www.coconutbreezevillas.com
Re: Story of Survival [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #146541
10/18/2017 09:04 PM
10/18/2017 09:04 PM
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The destruction in CGB is unreal. It looks like a war zone after bombings!! The BVI was torn to shreds. Prayers to all of those that went through this monster and are starting to rebuild. God bless.

Re: Story of Survival [Re: LBI2SXM] #146542
10/19/2017 08:05 AM
10/19/2017 08:05 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,861
Bradenton, FL
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Jason - your links lead to a "page not found" Facebook page....

Re: Story of Survival [Re: Winterstale] #146543
10/19/2017 08:13 AM
10/19/2017 08:13 AM
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Posts: 304
Rockford, Michigan
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All links working 2017-10-19 @ 8:12 am.

Re: Story of Survival [Re: aarpskier] #146544
10/19/2017 11:33 AM
10/19/2017 11:33 AM
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
JasonHelmbrecht Offline
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Thanks. Hopefully they are working for everyone. I made the pages public so anyone with a FB account should be able to see them. If I get time this weekend, I can add them to another photo site for those without FB if there's interest.


JasonHelmbrecht
Coconut Breeze Villas
Cane Garden Bay
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www.coconutbreezevillas.com
Re: Story of Survival [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #146545
10/19/2017 12:11 PM
10/19/2017 12:11 PM
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Don't have Facebook but would love to see them.

Re: Story of Survival [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #146546
10/19/2017 03:42 PM
10/19/2017 03:42 PM
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Posts: 1,021
New Hampshire
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Thanks Jason. It's just so painful looking at the destruction. Remembering what was and what is.
Very sad indeed.
My heart breaks for all of those affected.

mappy


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