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Orient Beach Report #154146
02/01/2018 12:00 PM
02/01/2018 12:00 PM
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Status as of 1/30/2018
Substantial clean-up at all 5 “stars” of Orient locations
Orient village cleaned up (three or more restaurants up and running, Antounin’s SP? under construction)
Club Orient beach limited debris, moderate sea weed, substantial debris in the ocean including knives, bottles, etc. (did not check other areas on the beach)
Chair rentals only at Club O, maybe some at Chez Leandra (on cruise ship days there are far more cruisers than bathers in Perch Lite area).
Only food is at Perch “Lite” and Chez Leandra (limited)
Construction at Sun Beach and one other…all former shacks using shipping containers as main structure (shack operators were threatened with eviction but as of writing they are still operating / building)
Active work on sewer system in Waikiki area
Beach near Papagayo unusable due to sewage issues
Beach is fine to walk…no obvious signs of glass / metal but it has to be somewhere…be cautious.

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Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: gotaluvit] #154158
02/01/2018 02:34 PM
02/01/2018 02:34 PM
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This is the only reply that I have read, coming out of the Orient area, that makes sense......everyone kept saying that the beach and the water are all clear and cleaned up......I found it hard to imagine that every bottle, plate, utensils, nails, wood, shingles etc etc etc. would have all been cleaned up. This would be especially true in the Orient area where lots of the people had damage to their own property and hence would not be in the water picking up debris and cleaning the ocean floor..... I love the Orient area but lets be realistic, the recovery will take years!

Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: JMSH] #154161
02/01/2018 03:14 PM
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I agree that, on ANY beach on SXM, beach shoes would probably be a good idea for quite some time.


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Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: Carol_Hill] #154169
02/01/2018 04:20 PM
02/01/2018 04:20 PM
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Heavy soled sandals for sure.


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Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: gotaluvit] #154172
02/01/2018 05:18 PM
02/01/2018 05:18 PM
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Just read that "By order of the president, the community of Saint-Martin once again allows bathing on" Orient Bay.

Here is the link.
https://www.facebook.com/ournewssxm...81/10154896462895882/?type=3&theater

It's from Collectivité de Saint-Martin / Our News. Is that a legitimate news source?

Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: bluejacket] #154174
02/01/2018 05:25 PM
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Daily Herald link

from today. I think it was just a general announcement that all those beaches are safe to swim. Doesn't mean they WEREN 'T safe before. And I think that is more aimed at pollutants in the water also.


Carol Hill
Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: Carol_Hill] #154189
02/01/2018 07:52 PM
02/01/2018 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
I agree that, on ANY beach on SXM, beach shoes would probably be a good idea for quite some time.


Wear beach shoes... the water is full of debris from the hurricane,,, Plant yourself on the beach and be careful walking into the water!


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Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: gotaluvit] #154195
02/01/2018 08:27 PM
02/01/2018 08:27 PM
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Auburn, WA
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I know the nature foundation has been doing beach clean up to a depth of seven feet but I doubt if they can find it all.

Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: SXMScubaman] #154198
02/01/2018 08:34 PM
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We are arriving Sunday. How do we join a group cleaning up the beach.and water ?Is there a place where one can deposit deris that one collects? We will be in the Orient Beach area

Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: gotaluvit] #154199
02/01/2018 08:38 PM
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Auburn, WA
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Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: SXMScubaman] #154200
02/01/2018 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
I know the nature foundation has been doing beach clean up to a depth of seven feet but I doubt if they can find it all.


Is that in the water depth, or on the beach depth?

I can imagine that with the storm surge that swept through Orient Village, it must have taken back with it all of the contents of the restaurants and bars....all to be deposited out in the water and waiting for you to step on.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: gotaluvit] #154201
02/01/2018 09:00 PM
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Auburn, WA
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Article I read said water depth.

Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: gotaluvit] #154212
02/02/2018 08:14 AM
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Re: Orient Beach Report [Re: pasnyder] #154215
02/02/2018 08:32 AM
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That video has its' own thread:

Club Orient Damage


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