Storms of the decade

Hurricane Irma is the most powerful hurricane that the Caribbean has ever experienced. Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin have been devastated by the storm. Irma was the size of France. A category 5 hurricane which is the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic. It should even be classified has a category 6 but this does not exist on the Saffir–Simpson scale.

Storms of the decade Irma Hurricane and soon Jose.

Hurricane Irma is the most powerful hurricane that the Caribbean has ever experienced.
Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin have been devastated by the storm. Irma was the size of France.
A category 5 hurricane which is the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic. It should even be classified has a category 6 but this does not exist on the Saffir–Simpson scale.

On the video below you can see  some of the damage after storm of our neighboring Island Saint Martin/Saint Marteen
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Smart Guide has received a lot of information about  people’s experiences of Irma with photos and videos. I have heard some dramatic stories from my friends, family and business partners. For example, people had barricaded their homes but mighty winds made roofs fly off and disappear in to the sky. A few seconds later, as you can imagine, nothing is left in the house and  all the items for survival are lost! No water or food. Desperation reigns!

In order to survive, some families stayed over 10 hours in water cisterns in the basement, as this was the only protective area left. Some cisterns were full of water, can you imagine yourself in cold water for 10 hours with the notion of no roof over your head…

The sound of the wind is terrifying, a constant high pitched whistle that shakes the bones.
A special thanks to Eric Azagoury of American Gourmet for helping the population by giving their supplies to the population and to the hospital.

Also to all the emergency services and the population of Saint Barthelemy, where there is a notion of “all hand’s on deck” to get us back to a normal life.

For updates of the next hurricane Jose category 4 which is almost upon us, please look at below site: windy.com

Find some of the famous places in these pictures after the storm Irma. It’s not the first time our lovely Saint Barth island has experienced a hurricane but the determination of the population will mean we will be on our feet very soon!

La Guerite Saint Barth

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Nikki Beach Saint Barth

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Tom Beach / La plage restaurant

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Eden Rock Saint Barth Sand Bar Restaurant

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Eden Rock Hotel

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Shellona Saint Barth

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Taiwana Hotel Cheval Blanc

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The army is there!

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Bagatelle restaurant Saint Barth

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Gustavia Harbor
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Thank you to Harold Mackeene owner of the famous brand Mackeene for this artwork

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For the moment the network on the island is very bad “not existing” as soon that internet will be back on the island you will be able to see again on the live web camera and keep checking this link St Barth LIVE CAM

“We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.” – Charlie Chaplin

 

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