Hurricane Irma Photos

Some Photos Of St Barts After Hurricane Irma.


Hurricane Irma Updates & Information From St Barts

On September 6th, Hurricane IRMA passed directly over St Barths Island with winds over 180 mph causing widespread damage to roads, power lines, homes, and businesses across the island. Although the restoration of roads and utilities is happening surprisingly fast, many of the island’s 9,700 residents are without power, running water, phone service, and in some cases temporary shelter.

#StBarthStrong Hurricane Irma Relief Fund


The StBarthStrong fund was created here at SBHonline.com to help raise money to purchase tools and supplies to help rebuild the homes and businesses of St Barths. Our current contributions have been used to purchase chain saws, tarps, gas cans, generators, and related supplies. These tools and supplies are flown down to St Barths for immediate distribution to relief workers.

Please contribute whatever you can today, and forward information about the campaign to anyone who may be interested in making a donation.

Donate To The Fund Here:
gofundme.com/stbarthstrong1

A heartfelt thank you to all the SBHonline members and site visitors for your donations, support and concern.

HOTEL UPDATES ST BARTHELEMY | Friday 9.22.2017

Hotels that have confirmed they will open by December 2017:
Les Villages St Jean,
Baie des Anges,
Petit Morne.

Hotels reopening in 2018, dates TBD:
Eden Rock,
Cheval Blanc,
Bartholemew,
Le Toiny,
Christopher,
Villa Marie,
Tom Beach,
Emeraude Plage,
Tropical.

HOTEL UPDATES ST BARTHELEMY | 9.18.2017

Le Barthélemy Hotel and Spa

Thank you all for your thoughts and support.

We are glad to report that all our team is safe after that hurricane Irma hit St Barths.
Important damages were caused to the island unfortunately and to the hotel, but we’ll all work on the next steps as hard as possible.
We will give more information as soon as we can.

Thank you all and see you soon,
The Le Barthélemy’s team

Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

Following the passage of hurricane Irma on our beautiful island of Saint-Barthélemy, we are relieved to announce that all Cheval Blanc and Taïwana ambassadors are safe and sound. Since the hotel was closed for its annual renovation, no guests were staying with us. We thank you warmly for all your messages of support and comfort, and our thoughts are turning to those who suffer from the damage caused by the hurricane.

Christopher St Barth

Our island may have suffered with one of the most violent hurricanes of the century, St Barth’s beautiful spirit is untouched and we’re so proud to be part of this amazing wave of solidarity and friendship to make the island as beautiful as before.

Our hotel has also suffered and we’re not able to tell you when we will reopen yet, but we’re joining all our strength and arms to make it happen as fast as possible!

✉️ For our guests who have planned a stay with us in the near future, our reservation team will write you back shortly! Thank you for your understanding!

With all our love from beautiful and strong St Barth,
Christopher’s team

Eden Rock – St Barth | St Jean

9/21/2017
CLOSED UNTIL SUMMER 2018

The best things in life are worth waiting for and St Barths 2.0 is underway…

Incredible solidarity has been driving the island during the past few days and services are now mainly restored.The Eden team onsite in St Barths is working hard cleaning up our beloved rock and beach.

Oetker Collection, ER Team and experts are gathering to finalize our reopening plan. We are working on making the Eden shine again as soon as we can, and plan to be hosting you back starting summer 2018.

The Eden Rock Villa Rental Team is also doing an inventory of our villas and so we are looking forwards to be welcoming you in our cozy nests starting December 2017.

Please stay tuned as we keep you posted about the island revitalization.
Thanks for your continuous love and support sent to us from all around the world…

#CaribbeanStrong #WeAreStBarths

9/11/2017

Dear Past and future Guests, Friends and Partners,

From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank each and everyone of you for the countless messages of support and encouragement. As for many incomparable men and women who have experienced similar situations, we know that our current pains will also become our greatest strengths. Today, and due to the damages caused by Hurricane Irma the hotel’s reopening – planned for October after its annual closure – is postponed until further notice. We are currently completing a much detailed assessment of all reservations and will be able to start contacting all guests and our travel industry partners in the next week.

Please stay tuned as we keep you posted – à très bientôt!

Le Guanahani St Barth | Grand Cul de Sac

To our dear friends, loyal guests and future Le Guanahani visitors,

We are incredibly thankful for the outpouring of your positive messages of support during the past week. As you all may know, Hurricane Irma has deeply affected our beautiful home of St. Barth. We will be providing updates on our reopening date and our rebuilding efforts next week. We thank you for your patience during this difficult time as we assess the damage, we look forward to welcoming you back to our island paradise. #StBarthStrong

Les Ilets de la Plage | St Jean

9/20/17
Happy to report no further damage from “Maria” .. she just delayed our cleanup & gave everyone a day of rest! All back to work today!

Update…. Melane & her bump are safely in France for some well deserved R&R. At Les Ilets.. to respond to the hundreds of requests… tortoises ok & cats are ok!!!
We’re busy cleaning & clearing & will update further of timescales when we can

Bonjour… as you know, but just to reiterate… all staff safe & well… Les Ilets battered & bruised but still standing!

We are currently in the process of assessing the situation at Les Ilets; once this has been fully completed we will provide further updates. If you are holding a reservation you should have received an email from us or will be imminently, however it is impossible to give a timescale on the repairs at this stage. Our electricity is intermittent so please forgive us if we don’t respond to any messages straight away.. we will in due course

Concerning the situation in general on the island. Firstly we must tell you that St Barths is very sturdy and although there has been widespread damage, the island is far from destroyed and the island stepped quickly into gear to start the recovery process. The authorities have a firm grip on the situation, the port is operational, the airport is operational, electricity has been restored in many parts and the water is back on in 90% of the island. All main roads have been cleared. Even the boulangerie is open…things are moving very fast!

Meanwhile please bear with us and trust that the clear-up process is underway in earnest and our beautiful, beloved island will get back on its feet.

Thank you for your continued support, St Barths is strong!

Hôtel Les Mouettes | Lorient

9/20/2017
CLOSED FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON
The hotel sustained significant damage and will not be open for the 2017-2018 season. They hope to open by the end of 2018…sooner if repairs go well.

Le Sereno St Barth | Grand Cul de Sac

Dear Friends,

We appreciate all your messages of support. Thankfully our staff are safe and sound. Le Sereno has sustained flooding and some damage due to the strong seas and winds, but all the buildings stood strong. Our thoughts are with everyone in St. Barths and the wider Caribbean, and we know that our beautiful island will pull together to bounce back from this very challenging time for the region.

Hotel Le Toiny St Barth

Dear Friends of Family,

The island of St. Barth and its neighbouring islands of St. Maarten and Anguilla were severely impacted by hurricane Irma.

We are so very grateful for your wonderful expressions of support and concern. This storm hit during a time that the island’s many resorts, including our own, were customarily closed for seasonal upgrades – so it looks like we will have a little more work on our hands now. We are conducting our assessment and will provide a more detailed update soon.

Whilst the damage to the island has been considerable the spirit of its people is strong! Recovery and clean-up plans and activities are already underway. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

#StBarthStrong #SeeYouSoon #ThankYou #LeToiny

Tom Beach Hotel

💙☁️Our Paradise ☁️💙

#Irma just hit us really hard, but nothing that could not be fixed or built again !
Thank you all for the support !

We’ll see you soon at La Plage Restaurant & Tom Beach Hotel

#hurricane #irma #stbarth #laplagestbarth #keepfighting #love #hope #prayforsaintbarth

Thank you to everyone who has made a donation in the first days of the campaign. We have purchased chain saws, generators, sat phones, protein bars, and related gear. First shipment arrived via Tradewind relief flight last Tuesday. More supplies are being flown down. We are meeting with government employees based at the airport organizing the rebuilding effort to determine what supplies to buy next, and how best to distribute them.



Thanks to Tradewind Aviation and WIMCO Villas for their enthusiastic support.

September 12, 2017 Hurricane Irma Updates St Barthelemy

Basic necessities and food for infants and young children are available at the dispensary.

The Saur will distribute water in different quarters of the island.

LA company opens its workshop to sharpen chain saws in Lorient, near the nursery.

Good news! Some of the local bakeries have resumed on the island, you can find bread at La Petite Colombe: Open Colombier, Lorient
Boulangerie Choisy bakery: Open in Gustavia and Lorient.

Scheduled passenger flights resume at St. Barths airport

September 11, 2017 Hurricane Irma Updates St Barthelemy

25 Quarter restaurant and bar in Gustavia will reopen tonight and be serving drinks!

Bistro Josephine in Gustavia opening for limited service
11am to 3pm and from 6pm to 10pm. Within the limits of available stocks and supplies.

Electricity restored at WIMCO offices, Marche U, and Mayas To Go. Internet is now up at these locations as well.
Electricity restored in Gustavia and Saint Jean Roadways are operational

Garbage: Normal garbage collection will resume. Plant debris must be deposited in Saint-Jean, in front of the airport, and the other debris type plate in Saline, at the old site of Batibart.

Telephone network, internet: The wi-fi points will be multiplied, including a full coverage of Cul de Sac. As for the telephone network, all Orange equipment and technical teams are there or about to arrive. A gradual return to normal is announced by the end of next week.

Water production is underway

September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma Updates St Barthelemy

St. Barth Collectivite (government) issues the following updates:

The distribution of petrol with a 20 euro ration per vehicle will resume in the next two days.

The port of commerce will reopen on Monday 11 September. General Resupply, including food, will be effective.

Food, Water: The Super U store in Saint-Jean is due to reopen this afternoon. The ships loaded with goods will start arriving today

EDF generators are operational, power will be distributed on a cattier by cattier basis as soon as lines are repaired. Working in parts of Gustavia now for hospital and govt offices. Public next

More information at – facebook.com/comstbarth

Post Hurricane IRMA Information

LOCAL EMERGENCY
Hospital St Barths – From US: 011-590-590 27-6035
Fire Department St Barths – From US: 011-590-590-27 6613
Gendarmerie St Barths – From US: 011-590-590-27-1170
Police St Barths – From US: 011-590-590-27-6666

How To Call St Barths from the US. The country code for St Barths is +590
Example: To call 0590 27-66-13   You would dial: 011 590 590 27-66-13


Hurricane Irma

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    Hurricane Irma Timeline

    2017: August 30th through September 10th

  • August/30/2017
    Tropical Storm Irma begins as a low-pressure system in the eastern Atlantic with winds of 48 mph
  • August/31/2017
    1,845 miles east of the Leeward Islands, Irma intensified into a hurricane, with winds up to 98 mph.
  • September/01/2017 through September/04/2017
    Hurricane Irma’s strength fluctuates as it crosses Atlantic, with 110 mph winds growing by the end of this passage to 145 mph. Hurricane warnings are issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
  • September/05/2017 7:45AM
    Hurricane Irma has become an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm with maximum winds of 175 mph and stronger gusts.
  • September/06/2017 2AM
    Hurricane Irma’s eyewall passes over Barbuda.
  • September/06/2017 by 4AM
    Hurricane Irma’s eyewall passes over St Barts and St. Martin, and the strong northern eyewall pounds Anguilla.
  • September/06/2017 – 2PM
    The eye of Hurricane Irma passes over the northernmost Virgin Islands, then just north of Puerto Rico moving at 16 mph as a Category 5 storm with 185 mph winds.
  • September/07/2017
    Irma passes north of the Dominican Republic, heading toward the Turks and Caicos Islands.
    By 8PM Hurricane Irma rocks the Turks and Caicos Islands with sustained winds of 175 mph.
  • September/08/2017 – 8PM
    Irma’s southwestern eyewall moves over the north coast of Cuba. By 11pm Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cuba’s Camaguey archipelago as a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 160 mph.
  • September/10/2017 – 9:10AM
    Hurricane Irma makes landfall again @ Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm with 130 mph sustained winds.
    The storm continued on it’s path north-by-northwest at 8 mph.
  • September/10/2017 – 2PM
    Irma continued on it’s path north-by-northwest at 8 mph with 120 mph winds.
    A storm surge of 10 to 15 feet of water was forecast.
  • September/10/2017 – 3:35PM
    Irma makes landfall again on Marco Island Florida.

Current Caribbean Weather Wind Pattern

  • RSS NHC Atlantic

    • Tropical Depression Eleven Forecast Discussion Number 1 2019-09-17
      Issued at 1200 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019 000 WTNT41 KNHC 171706 TCDAT1 Tropical Depression Eleven Special Discussion Number 1 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112019 1200 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019 Satellite, radar, and surface data show that the area of low pressure near the Upper Texas coast has become better […]
    • Tropical Depression Eleven Graphics 2019-09-17
      5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:59:09 GMT Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:59:09 GMT
    • Tropical Depression Eleven Public Advisory Number 1 2019-09-17
      Issued at 1200 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019 000 WTNT31 KNHC 171658 TCPAT1 BULLETIN Tropical Depression Eleven Special Advisory Number 1 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112019 1200 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019 ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS NEAR THE TEXAS COAST... ...EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING... SUMMARY OF 1200 PM CDT...1700 […]
    • Summary for Tropical Depression Eleven (AT1/AL112019) 2019-09-17
      ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS NEAR THE TEXAS COAST... ...EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING... As of 12:00 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 the center of Eleven was located near 28.7, -95.4 with movement N at 7 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1009 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.
    • Tropical Depression Eleven Wind Speed Probabilities Number 1 2019-09-17
      Issued at 1700 UTC TUE SEP 17 2019 000 FONT11 KNHC 171658 PWSAT1 TROPICAL DEPRESSION ELEVEN SPECIAL WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112019 1700 UTC TUE SEP 17 2019 AT 1700Z THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION ELEVEN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 95.4 WEST WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS […]
    • Tropical Depression Eleven Forecast Advisory Number 1 2019-09-17
      Issued at 1700 UTC TUE SEP 17 2019 000 WTNT21 KNHC 171657 TCMAT1 TROPICAL DEPRESSION ELEVEN SPECIAL FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112019 1700 UTC TUE SEP 17 2019 CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE COAST OF TEXAS FROM SARGENT […]
    • Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook 2019-09-17
      000 ABNT20 KNHC 171544 TWOAT Special Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1145 AM EDT Tue Sep 17 2019 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Special Outlook issued to update discussion on low pressure near the Texas coast. The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Humberto, […]
    • Hurricane Humberto Graphics 2019-09-17
      5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:05:58 GMT Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:26:01 GMT
    • Hurricane Humberto Forecast Discussion Number 20 2019-09-17
      Issued at 1100 AM EDT Tue Sep 17 2019 000 WTNT44 KNHC 171458 TCDAT4 Hurricane Humberto Discussion Number 20 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092019 1100 AM EDT Tue Sep 17 2019 An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft that investigated Humberto earlier this morning found 700-mb flight-level winds of 96 kt and 82-kt surface […]
    • Summary for Hurricane Humberto (AT4/AL092019) 2019-09-17
      ...AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATES THAT HUMBERTO CONTINUES TO GROW LARGER... ...HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR BERMUDA... As of 11:00 AM EDT Tue Sep 17 the center of Humberto was located near 30.7, -73.5 with movement ENE at 8 mph. The minimum central pressure was 961 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 100 […]
  • RSS National Hurricane Center Graphical Tropical Weather Outlooks

    • NHC Eastern North Pacific Outlook 2019-09-17
      ZCZC MIATWOEP ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1100 AM PDT Tue Sep 17 2019 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Kiko, located over the southwestern part of the basin, on newly formed Tropical Depression […]
    • NHC Atlantic Outlook 2019-09-17
      ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Special Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1145 AM EDT Tue Sep 17 2019 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Special Outlook issued to update discussion on low pressure near the Texas coast. The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane […]
    • CPHC Central North Pacific Outlook 2019-09-17
      ZCZC HFOTWOCP ALL TTAA00 PHFO DDHHMM Tropical Weather Outlook NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI 200 AM HST Tue Sep 17 2019 For the central North Pacific...between 140W and 180W: 1. An area of low pressure with showers and thunderstorms about 540 miles south-southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii has become better organized over the past […]

Weather St Barts & Caribbean Storm Information

St Barts Weather & Storm Information

St Barts experiences lovely trade winds, blue skies and puffy clouds for most of the year. The temperature varies between between low 80s F (27-32C) during the day to mid-70s F (15-25 C) at night. The temperature does not increase significantly in the summer months (which are a great time to visit).

Rainy season/hurricane season” is generally considered to be September and October (although technically hurricane season runs from July – November) and a number of hotels and restaurants on the island close down during these two months.