Jim Cantore, storm tracker for the Weather Channel, has been on St. Thomas but not because there is a hurricane on its way. He was there to sign autographs and help open a friend’s new business franchise. EZ Ice, owned by Jim Larson, installed a 200-squiare foot automatic "ice house" in Lindbergh Bay, according to the Virgin Islands Daily News.
Cantore told the News that after a major natural, disaster," a bag of ice quickly turns to gold." The self-service machine operates 24/7, Larson said, and can dispense 1,000 pounds of ice a day.