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Wondering if someone is ok? Interested about a property? I have opened a Pleas for Help bulletin board for Barbuda in order to communicate
with each other. It is divided in 4 different sections (People, Properties, News, General) to keep things more organized. Hope it helps, Gert.

Do you live on Barbuda? I am in desperate need of special hurricane correspondents on Barbuda. E-mail gert@gobeach.com for more info. Gert

There is also news posted on the public facebook group: barbudaful.

- Pictures of trip to Barbuda
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:14:45 -0700
Joseph Prosper of Antigua shared with me more pictures (200+) of his trip to Barbuda on September 22.  I have not edited/curated the batch of pictures he send me.

Find them at: http://stormcarib.com/barbuda_irma_prosper/
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Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network
http://stormcarib.com

- Pictures
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:55:56 -0700
Pictures from today taken by Joseph Prosper

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Only place on the lagoon where we saw these birds.


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Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network
http://stormcarib.com

- Fwd: info on donations to help islands hit by Irma
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 14:23:20 -0700

From: Phyllis Kimmel <pgk313 at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 1:37 PM
Subject: info on donations to help islands hit by Irma


I was reading your info on the Carribean Hurricane Network and wanted to pass this on: 


I got that from this list - there are other good recommendations on there. 


Phyllis




- Fwd: Barbuda Relief fund
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 11:14:12 -0700
Received from Adam Vasco:


Barbuda Relief fund


The Waitt Institute is a highly respected organization. http://waittinstitute.org
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Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network
http://stormcarib.com



- Fwd: Active Barbuda page with real time information
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 10:18:28 -0700


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Erma Weather
Date: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 9:41 AM
Subject: Active Barbuda page with real time information


Gert,

I thought back to where I found info so many years ago and they have a FB page now.  It is quite active and Barbudaful has been around at least since my visit in 2006. Hope you can post this:  facebook.com/barbudaful  & http://www.barbudaful.net

Hang in there for the next one.  Godspeed to all those in Jose's path as they still confront the unimaginable disaster of H I.

All the best,

Erma


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Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network
http://stormcarib.com


- Fwd: Voluntary evacuation Barbuda - plea for housing
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2017 13:56:09 -0700


From: Erma Allen
Date: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 12:59 PM
Subject: Voluntary evacuation Barbuda - plea for housing


Gert,

I appreciate your dedication to the Caribbean during the most unfortunate of times.

Antigua Met Service posted this pleas to accommodate Barbudans for the voluntary evacuation and I thought this might be useful on the Antigua link and the Barbuda plea link.


Here is the notification from the Daily Observer of the approaching evacuation:


I love this island and treasure my memories of the lovely people and beautiful surroundings.  Wishing the people along with the wild horses/donkeys/frigate birds the best in this disaster.  I see that Codrington Lagoon was breached..hopefully anyone that stays can benefit if the lobsters come in again.

All the best,

Erma
(yes, a tough name right now…)

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Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network
http://stormcarib.com

- Thinking of our little sister isle
  • By Martha Gilkes <gilkesm at me.com>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:10:34 -0400
It  is heart ❤️ breaking to not know news of our Barbuda friends and of Coco 
point lodge    We anxiously await more as the communications have been so 
limited.   

Martha Watkins Gilkes
P.O. Box W1924
Antigua, West Indies
268 460 4423
Cell 2687647722
Sent from my  fab iPhone
Marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com


- Fwd: #URGENT: Antigua and Barbuda PM says extent of destruction is "unprecedented"
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:34:22 -0700

#URGENT: Antigua and Barbuda PM says extent of destruction is "unprecedented"

 

“The extent of the destruction on Barbuda is unprecedented,” Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said in an interview with public broadcaster ABS Television/Radio. “95% of properties would have suffered” some kind of damage from the storm, he said, and added

“Barbuda is barely habitable.”

 

Prime Minister Browne also said that the one confirmed fatality at this time is an infant, and died while the mother of the child was trying to escape a property.

 

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Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network
http://stormcarib.com

- Fwd: FW: #NEWS: At least one death on Barbuda - public broadcaster
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:33:02 -0700

#NEWS: At least one death on Barbuda - public broadcaster

 

Antigua and Barbuda’s public broadcaster ABS Television/Radio reports one fatality following Hurricane Irma – citing Prime Minister Gaston Browne.

 

 


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Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network
http://stormcarib.com



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