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Hurricane Irma Hits the Leeward Islands

September 6, 2017

Hurricane Irma Hits the Leeward Islands

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, tore its away across the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm on Sept. 6, mixing together a deadly combination of winds and rising water. Maximum sustained winds : 185 mph Lowest pressure : 914 mbar

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Irma Relief for our Sister Islands Established

September 7, 2017

Irma Relief for our Sister Islands Established

In September of 1989, St. Croix was devastated by hurricane Hugo. As a result of having suffered through Hugo’s aftermath and rebuilding of the island, Sarah Ridgway and her brother Matt Ridgway (both born and raised on St. Croix) started Irma Relief for Our Sister Islands the very night Irma hit St. Thomas and St. John. The idea was to respond swiftly to the needs of the people of the Virgin Islands post hurricane Irma by supplying food and water until the government could mobilize their response teams.

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Irma Relief for our Sister Islands starts GoFundMe Campaign

September 7, 2017

Hurricane Maria Hits the Lesser Antilles

September 20, 2017

Hurricane Maria Hits the Lesser Antilles

Maria achieved its peak intensity over the eastern Caribbean with maximum sustained winds of 175 mph (280 km/h) and a pressure of 908 mbar (hPa; 26.81 inHg), making it the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record.

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