Hurricane Irma Update: Sept 28

Finally, some good news begins to filter out of the British Virgin Islands. There is still a curfew (8pm-6am) but order seems to be restored to much of Tortola and the other Virgin Islands. There is once again plenty of fuel available. Also, Ferry services have returned to somewhat regular schedule. On the children front, schools are being repaired to open in early November.

Great news about the airports: commercial flights to Beef Island will return by October 1! Most of the normal flights to and from Beef Island are from Puerto Rico, which is in serious trouble right now so the flights will be limited. The St. Thomas airport opened today to commercial flights and Delta and American actually flew in and out - this is also excellent news.

Temporary water plants are being setup on each of the islands (Anegada's is up and running) but electricity is still spotty - there are still down power lines around the islands. Power has been restored to some of Virgin Gorda, so good news is had on other islands as well.

We are starting to get good news from some of the resorts and charter boat services. We'll be gathering this info with hopes that the 2018 vacation season can be saved.

As always, please consider donating to the relief efforts: BVI Relief or Virgin's BVI Support.  

We leave you with this amazingly scary time lapse video of Irma from high above Cane Garden Bay


Recovery efforts in Road Town