Understanding the Caribbean and Who Has Been Impacted

While the focus is currently on islands that have just been hit by Irma or in Jose's path, it's important to know your geography and who and what is impacted:  A few important points:

"Man-made" Private Islands such as Princess Cay, Half Moon Cay, Castaway Cay, Great Stirrup Cay. and Coco Cay are owned by the Cruise Lines and will be the first to be cleaned up and ready to go if damaged because they have the resources and power to get the job done.

Barbuda is being confused with Barbados - two different islands!

Most of the ports in the Southern Caribbean were spared any significant damage.

The Bahamas and Bermuda encompasses a wide area so while some areas may be damaged, there will be many areas unscathed ...

Tropical storms are common in many of these areas as is flooding ... if they did not sustain massive wind damage they will be back to "normal" relatively quickly.

This article shows who was hit and who "owns" it:

http://time.com/4933182/hurricane-irma-islands-caribbean-bahamas/

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Very informative.  Thanks for posting that. 

Thanks for sharing.  This is good information to know.

There are a few workers from our local British Columbia Fortis Gas company heading to Turks & Caicos this morning for a few weeks to help with restoration, and another group from Vancouver heading to St. Martin to assist with water purification for the island.

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