Tropical Storm Erika Arriving Later Today

closed port
Ferry service has been suspended.

Well today’s the day that Tropical Storm Erika will arrive in the territory. As of 8 a.m., maximum sustained winds were at 50 miles per hour. The storm is expected to dump between three and six inches on St. John. Yes, rain is good but that amount of rain in such a small period of time will definitely lead to some problems.

So far, it’s a gorgeous day here on the island. We had some rain earlier today and a good amount overnight, but as of 10 a.m., it’s beautiful and sunny. We just took a cruise through town and took some pics for you all. The majority of the stores and restaurants are closed; however we did notice that The Beach Bar, Jake’s, Cruz Bay Landing, High Tide, Cap’s Place and The Tap Room are open as of now.

For those of you off island, you can see what’s happening here on St. John by visiting our webcam page at www.newsofstjohn.com/webcams. We have a ton of webcams that are scattered throughout the island. We even added a new one this morning – Mare Blu. Click the picture below to check it out:

mare blu webcam
Click the image to view Mare Blu’s new webcam.

Check out some more pics from this morning:

street near woodysboats in creek

Charlie, my trusty sidekick, joined me this morning...
Charlie, my trusty sidekick, joined me this morning…
Before the storm...
Before the storm…

As long as we have power and internet, we will keep you all posted. 🙂

1 thought on “Tropical Storm Erika Arriving Later Today”

  1. Well, Danny brought no relief, and what with Erika shifting south, and the ferry dock looking pretty dry, I fear that Erika is just more of the same. Say it ain’t so…

    All the best,


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