Monday Update: Our voices are being heard!! There is a Navy ship here! Armed police officers from St. Croix are patrolling the streets! Our voices are being heard!!
To the very few of you who’ve said the intention of my last post was to cause panic and invoke fear, shame on you. You have no idea what is happening here. What I wrote is real. It was not a “rant” – it was true feelings. So again, shame on you who have said otherwise.
I cannot wait until I am back on the mainland so I can share our stories … so I can talk about how my friends were forced to hide under tables for hours after their roofs blew off … others held mattresses against blown out doors … so I can tell you how my good friend kept her young children calm while 19 people and several dogs hunkered down in a laundry room after the “hurricane-proof” glass blew out in most of their home. I can’t wait to share the stories of the business owners who’ve been looted and those who are too afraid to reopen. I will not be silenced. I will not give up. I will never turn my back on this community I love so much.
I am am trying to stay positive. I am trying to stay calm. No one loves this place more than me. Those of you who followed News of St. John before the hurricane know that. And that’s all I need.
Much love to my supporters. Chat soon.
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