Exaggerated and false social media postings mixed with genuinely scary realities on the ground have ginned up a degree of hysteria that is not helping recovery efforts or giving people a realistic view of the situation in St. Thomas and St. John.
Despite rumors on social media and the many genuinely difficult realities facing the territory, help is coming into St. John and St. Thomas at a fast-increasing pace and boats are starting to ferry the people stranded in shelters off the islands.
The island of St. John is still under curfew after the passing of Hurricane Irma, but Police Chief Winsbut McFarland suggested Monday that local conditions should determine the hours of curfew for each island.
Less than 24-hours after Hurricane Irma terrorized the Caribbean, Crucians, almost unscathed in comparison, began to gather resources to help victims on the devastated sister islands of St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island.
The food distribution point at Fort Christian Fire Station has moved to the new Omar Brown Sr. Fire Station on Lovers Lane actors from Barbel Plaza, according to V.I. Emergency Operations Command. There are also points of distribution established at the Kirwan Terrace Ball Park and th
Students on St. Croix will begun school a week late, kicking off the school year Tuesday after a delay caused by Hurricane Irma. St. Thomas schools delayed and Gov. Mapp reminds people recovery is a long-term proposition.