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any on island reports?

Postby david@va.beach » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:54 am

does anyone on st. john have a current weather report. I hope everyone is going to be ok..
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Re: any on island reports?

Postby lark22 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:29 am

The storm is projected to pass directly to the north of the island this afternoon, the eye will be passing closest roughly around 2-3pm. The eye will probably be ~20 miles north, but this storm is huge and extremely strong. If anyone on the forum has direct pull with the Big Guy, now's the time to use it :cry:
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Re: any on island reports?

Postby SamHudson » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:59 am

david@va.beach wrote:does anyone on st. john have a current weather report. I hope everyone is going to be ok..
http://newsofstjohn.com/ is a 9:15 am update. Also, please use the hashtag #lovecitystrong when posting about St John and Irma. It's such a perfect short description of the resilience and happiness of StJ.

Let's bombard social media with some Love City Love and post pictures and well wishes to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtag attached. Feel free to use this pic if you want. I have no business motives associated with this. I'm just a long time visitor of StJ and love the island and people so much.

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Re: any on island reports?

Postby coredumpster » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:22 am

That's the only source I've seen with an update from on-island.

All of the St. John based webcams I can find all seem to have last updated at 7:22. :cry:

There's a short loop from 8:53 on the Soggy Dollar webcam, but that's it.

The track for the eye looks to not be as far North as hoped, so will pass much closer to St John. Wind will be bad, but I fear the damage the storm surge and seas will cause. 7-11 feet is what NOAA is saying! :shock:

Praying for all of the islands to come through with minimal damage and for everyone to survive. :!:
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Re: any on island reports?

Postby lark22 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:24 am

This Reef Bay Nest cam is still live, winds are picking up, and the worst of the storm is still hours away https://video.nest.com/live/uIA8Yuxk18
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Re: any on island reports?

Postby DuxDweller » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:44 am

Thanks for the link, Lark! There's absolutely no coverage on the islands here in MA - terrible not being able to know what's going on down there. Hope everyone is safe . .
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Re: any on island reports?

Postby coredumpster » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:46 am

lark22 wrote:This Reef Bay Nest cam is still live, winds are picking up, and the worst of the storm is still hours away https://video.nest.com/live/uIA8Yuxk18


Holy cow! :shock:
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Re: any on island reports?

Postby GraysonDave » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:10 pm

From News of St John:

I just got a text from Jenn she said the winds are at 133 mph she and her friends are safe She fears the Island is being destroyed



The pictures from Tortola look absolutely horrible.
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Re: any on island reports?

Postby lark22 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:14 pm

Unfortunately I'm sorry to report that the eyewall just hit STJ less than an hour ago, here's the current radar image at 2PM. All there is to do now is wait to hear from residents, and to pray if that's your thing :cry:

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Re: any on island reports?

Postby DuxDweller » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:35 pm

Here is someone staying in Cruz Bay - adding youtube video updates pretty regularly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYMQAUJusZM
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Re: any on island reports?

Postby mahojim » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:17 pm

Heartbreaking.
I wish we could be there to help when it's time to clean-up.
Hold fast!
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Postby david@va.beach » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:58 pm

is there any way you can find the facebook info on coral bay for me?
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Re: any on island reports?

Postby Geddy3 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:28 pm

Lots of pictures here of St. John, mainly Cruz Bay, not good.
https://twitter.com/Iceleg
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