Hurricane Irma Update

It’s been a week since the eye of Hurricane Irma passed directly over St. John, devastating the island. The Love City spirit is strong. Official organizations and volunteer groups on island and off have been working tirelessly to attend to the needs and safety of St. John’s residents. There have been no reports of loss of life on St. John. Most of our friends and neighbors have reported in safe. A widespread networking effort is underway to locate those who have not.

Communication is still extremely difficult, and non-existent in some places. Many of our homes and businesses have been destroyed, but many have been spared. It will take a while for the big picture to become clear, but the outpouring of support from those of you who love St. John has been tremendous. Thank you for being on our side as we figure out how to go forward.

For those who want to help, donations can be made to:

The St. John Community Foundation

St. John Rescue

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the following sites:

WhatToDo-VI.com

St. John Links

St. John Community Foundation

Stateside St. Johnians Alliance for Hurricane Irma

To check on the safety of island residents, please go to the Irma Safety Check site.

 

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Hurricane Irma

Category 5 Hurricane Irma passed directly over St. John Wednesday afternoon.

Category 5 Hurricane Irma passed directly over St. John Wednesday afternoon.

Hurricane Irma passed directly over St. John as a category 5 storm on Wednesday afternoon. With power out and communications down, residents are still trying to determine the safety of family, friends, and neighbors, let alone assess the damage.

Many people are working very hard to compile and disseminate news as it becomes available. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the following Facebook pages:

St. John Links

St. John Community Foundation

Stateside St. Johnians Alliance for Hurricane Irma

To check on the safety of island residents or report someone unaccounted for, please go to the Irma Safety Check site.

If you’d like to help, find out more through these organizations:

The St. John Community Foundation

St. John Rescue

Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern for our beautiful island.