Crabby of Coral Bay (Crabby Watersports equipment rentals" is off island, but in touch by phone (phones are working, landlines or cell, not sure). At StormCarib.com, he wrote:
Here is the latest from several people on the eastern side of St. John, USVI — there are a few branches down, but very little damage reported at this point during the passing of Hurricane Earl. There are wind gusts reported around 40 mphs, and that has been ongoing, but limited rain. Power has been off and on,
mainly off right now. Internet is spotty if at all."