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Old 06-09-2017, 13:46   #1
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Tortola BVI hit with 206 MPH wind gusts

Tortola BVI hit with 206 MPH wind gusts.

Hurricane Irma hit them REAL HARD.

Boats sunk and de-masted in the MOORINGS Marina.

A favorite Hurricane hole in Paraquita Bay Tortola BVI has boats sunk and stacked.
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Old 06-09-2017, 14:01   #2
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Re: Tortola BVI hit with 206 MPH wind gusts

Unbelievable, My thoughts and prayers with are with you all...




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Look at all the flipped over catamarans. That's just surreal. It must have been apocalyptic.
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I never get that charter logic but anyway, the 80% of the dream yacht charter fleet in sxm is scrap junk right now, including several brand new Catanas, they leave the boats tied to the floating docks in a spider way fashion...
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Here is the Moorings Fleet in Paraquita Bay Tortola the Day BEFORE Hurricane Irma
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Here's a few more Tortola BVI pictures as they come in.
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My heart is breaking looking at all the pictures
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Barbuda

Just awful!! The Barbuda Prime Minister:
"The way it stands now, Barbuda is basically UNINHABITABLE."
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Look at all the flipped over catamarans. That's just surreal. It must have been apocalyptic.
Typical takeoff speed for a 800000lb 747 is around 180mph. If you saw a catamaran heading down the runway at those speeds, you'd expect it to rotate and flip long before that point.

Still - shocking to see, I wonder if they removed the 'trampolines' beforehand?

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Here is the Moorings Fleet in Paraquita Bay Tortola the Day BEFORE Hurricane Irma
Just show ya. For a normal hurricane you don't have to remove sail-bag & sail from boom.
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Here is the Moorings Fleet in Paraquita Bay Tortola the Day BEFORE Hurricane Irma
Not to sound callous but it seems like they decided to "sell" the fleet to the insurance companies if that's the extent of their preparations the day before the storm hit.
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FYI,

The "normal" cyclone in Australia isn't a hurricane. Atlantic hurricanes tend to be bigger storms, and with the population density in America, far more destructive.

Good hopes going out to all those affected. Water and rations and medical attention first. Setting broken limbs, etc.

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Very sobering
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Here is the Moorings Fleet in Paraquita Bay Tortola the Day BEFORE Hurricane Irma
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Not to sound callous but it seems like they decided to "sell" the fleet to the insurance companies if that's the extent of their preparations the day before the storm hit.
Sorry guys but that picture is from 2015.
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Barbuda

Just awful!! The Barbuda Prime Minister:
"The way it stands now, Barbuda is basically UNINHABITABLE."
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WOW crap that's mind bending
prayers for all those people that lost everything
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