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News from Saint Martin:
My told me 15 minutes ago that Lenny returned much worse and is now around st. Barth. Up to now the opinions are divided if Lenny will returne to St. Maarten or will move on and weaken. All trees and palms are without leaves and much of the palm trees are broken. Some pumps of a station are moved out of earth and even modern street lamps from alumium and concrete fundaments are on the street.
At Baie Nettle the Sea should be connected with the lagoon and the Flamboyand hotel has damages that they will close for the next 3 month.
The international airport should be destroyed and he observed an airplane wanting to come in but after a while flew away. Marigot has only minor damages but the gossip say Grand Case was hit badly, same for the Dutch part. There is up to now no phone connection to the Dutch part. Even in Marigot there is no electricity and water.
During Lenny people in his hotel covered themselves in the bathrooms.
Let us hope that this monster storm will move to the open Sea.
Does anyone know about a new hurricane coming towards the Islands, called "Maria". I was told she should be reaching St. Maarten in 4 days, coming from the same direction as Lenny.
My name is Judy Steinman and I am looking for info re Mr.& Mrs William (Lorraine) Steiman who are presently at Summitt Resort,Dutch St Maarten.If you have any information please contact me @(905)937-0944 or the be E-Mail
can anyone tell me if all the tourist at club orient were taken to a shelter or stayed in their rooms. if they did go to shelter what is the name and where. are they still in shelters or has it let up enough to get out? is there any indication when people may be able to fly out of st. martin? thanks!!
does anyone have an update on the Royal Islander? I understand people were evacuated. Does anyone know where they went? Is it possible to call them? My sister and brother-in-law were staying at the Royal Islander but we haven't heard from them since Wednesday. Any information would be GREATLY appreciated!
Any news from St. Barths? How are the phones? Has the rain stopped? Any reports on Gouverneur Bay or Point Mileu??? Thanks
Does anyone know the condition of the Anse Marigot hotel?
Does anyone know about the Queen Juiliana airport? Continental airlines says that there 11/20 flight is leaving @ 9 15 am. Is this possible? what is the status of the airport. When will they be able to come home. any info would help right now. Thanks MP
For Boris, just read your last message. Thank you for update....Any news about Guana Bay? Lets all hope that the worse is property damage and that lives were spared.
does anyone have any information on YVANN GENDRE on the boat called OCTOPUS. He left St Barts last tuesday, the 16 of november, heading towards GUADELOUPE to avoid hurrican lenny.
No news since tuesday. HIS WIFE AND CHILD are now in LONDON are very anxious for news.
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YVANN GENDRE a bord du bateau OCTOPUS a quitte St Barts mardi dernier 16 novembre pour echapper l'ouragan Lenny. Aux dernieres nouvelles, en direction de la GUADELOUPE. Aucune nouvelle depuis mardi. Sa femme et son enfant maintenant a LONDRES sont tres anxieuxses d'avoir des nouvelles.
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Trying to get information on Crystal Harmony cruise ship scheduled for Antiqua 11/18 and St. Thomas 11/19. Have family onboard; remainder of family very concerned on ship's location. Many thanks for ANY info.
Anyone with any news about St. Barths,please post. Winds, Phones, beaches, airport, rain, mudslides?? etc. Thank you. email@example.com
The island of St.Croix has feared well if anyone is interested, we did get the blunt of the storm but it's nothing us hurricane veterans can't handle:) everyone is in the stores shopping and in the banks paying bills LoL so I guess everything is getting back to normality. so you can put the BIG VIRGIN back on your travel list as the number one paradise spot in the USVI to visit!!!!!!!!! things can't be that bad here after all, I am on the net using my electricity powered, telephone connected computer:)
Many folks have emailed me with specific questions about people and/or
places. Where ever possible, I have forwarded your email by fax to the local
business/hotel/marina/charter company in question in hopes that they will
respond directly to your requests.
Our phones appear to be working but overloaded due to the tremendous
volume of calls attempting to go through. If you are unable to fax or call
the business you are trying to contact, you may email me and I will forward
your email to the local company/hotel/marina etc. Thus far, every fax I
sent out appeared to go through just fine. I would love to personally chase
down each and every request, but your email would send me scurrying in a
hundred and forty-two different places! However, I am quite happy to keep
forwarding your requests by local fax.
Tortola is rapidly cleaning up the mess and gearing up for tourists and
tourism, our main industry. We don't have to wait for Feds or anybody to
assess our damages, we just clean it up and go forward. You may not even
NOTICE we had a himmacane! (And that is just the way we want it!)
The most embarrassing problem I can see, is that the ocean washed up a
ton of garbage on our shores. However, I heard the garbage trucks out
working in the wee hours of darkness, keeping the dumpsters empty so that as
we clean, we have a place to put it all.
My drive around Tortola yesterday was interspersed with loads of heavy
equipment out clearing roads. Many folks returned to work today and the
stores are full of food and supplies. Power is on and phones never went
down, land or cellular.
Several folks have asked for my phone numbers which I have not given out
since I am already receiving nonstop calls from all over the world, inquiring
about our general state etc.
Post hurricane parties are in full swing with restaurants and bars
doing a brisk business. We are all very grateful and although the U.S.
Thanksgiving is not a BVI holiday, we still have a great deal to be thankful
for! Many places in deference to our numerous American visitors will
celebrate Thanksgiving anyhow. (Hey, any excuse for a party works down here!)
I've tried to report accurately on this web page, though my upcoming book
(HURRICANES & HANGOVERS) is full of fictional mayhem and madness based in the
Caribbean, my adopted home I love dearly.
If you are planning a vacation here in the near future, I have great
PACK HALF THE CLOTHES AND BRING TWICE THE MONEY!
Recently I picked up a hitchhiker as I could see why he was having
trouble getting rides, he had a truck load of luggage with him! He was a
large fellow, and the first thing I said to him was "the seat does NOT move
back" but he ignored me and nearly broke the seat off the track trying to
make it move against its will. Too funny! He groaned and moaned as my
shocks were taking quite a beating at hauling his great load, as we nearly
bottomed out a few times, even in my jeep!
Though many folks refuse to believe me, everything you need on vacation
here will fit in a carryon bag. Of course, I am one of those wandering lust
nuts who can pack a small backpack in three minutes and then travel happily
for the next three months out of it. I've discovered that most folks, five
minutes after meeting you, could not describe a thing you are wearing,
therefor it is OK to wear clothes more than once before changing into a
radically different outfit. We also have water and Laundromats.
Take care and we hope you have a wonderful vacation here!
From your whacky Lenny-Left-Here-Already correspondent;