10:45 a.m. – Like all of you, we are still waiting. We have heard from a handful of friends on island thus far. Some in Cruz Bay and some near Coral Bay. We’ve been told that there was a lot of rain and flooding. The storm is still over St. John; the eye wall is currently over Puerto Rico. As we learn more, we will share it with all of you.
All of the antennas that were fixed post-Irma were taken down yesterday and secured; therefore communication will be limited again. Once the storm passes and it is safe to reinstall this equipment, wifi should be working once again in parts of the island.
We have received countless emails about volunteering. Celia Kalousek is the director of the St. John Community Foundation. She posted the following on her Facebook page in response to an inquiry about volunteer offerings:
“Bless you, and yes, help will be needed for weeks, months, even years…register with Red Cross and/or on the NVOAD site (national volunteer organizations active in disaster) and when the island can accommodate volunteers, we will reach out!”
Please click here to register with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. This link is specifically for those of you who wish to volunteer in the US Virgin Islands.
Thank you all for your continued love and support. #stjohnstrong