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    KevinS is online now
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    Post-Irma Updates From The Collectivité, Le Journal

    With both Irma and Jose past, it looks like relief efforts are starting to pickup. The Collectivité has posted several updates on FB this morning:

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    Additionally, there are reports elsewhere of several very large Antonov aircraft being dispatched to Guadeloupe with supplies.
    http://lignesdedefense.blogs.ouest-f...nes-18477.html

    From Le Journal:

    Water, food, fuel ... All you need to know
    The Journal of Saint Barth · Sunday, September 10, 2017
    José went unnoticed, so the work to restart the island can finally begin. What there is to know :

    GARBAGE: Normal garbage collection will resume on Monday. 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.

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

    FUEL: The essence is still limited to those who have been delivered good, today. It will be accessible to all by Tuesday, but rationed, up to 20 euros per person.

    AIRPORT: Commercial flights have not yet resumed at the airport.

    SCHOOLS: schools will start cleaning on Monday. No date is set for the start of the school year at the moment.

    ELECTRICITY: the control panel is operational. Electricity works in Gustavia and Saint-Jean. For other districts, the restart time will depend on the state of the network. Generators will be made available to companies and housing groups.

    WATER: water production has resumed, but distribution will not occur in the immediate future. The Collective mentions the possibility of making distributions in the neighborhoods, by truck.

    RELOCATION: People who no longer have a roof will be identified, through a referent elected in each neighborhood. Several hotels have offered their rooms, as well as owners of villas; all proposals will also be identified.

    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.

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    Re: Post-Irma Updates From The Collectivité, Le Journal

    This is very encouraging news. I'm glad some of the services are resuming so quickly and especially that the Marché is opening today.

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    Re: Post-Irma Updates From The Collectivité, Le Journal

    Good news. Glad to see some areas have electricity and that shelter is being offered to those who have none.

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    Great news! So good to hear. Welcomed news for the SB people in this difficult situation.
    Thanks Kevin.
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    Re: Post-Irma Updates From The Collectivité, Le Journal

    Much of what I posted above from the Collectivité is repeated here, along with a list of locations where cell service (Orange only at present) and wi-fi can be accessed.

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    Re: Post-Irma Updates From The Collectivité, Le Journal

    One of the Antonovs mentioned in the link above transited through Boston this morning, and will land in Point a Pitre shortly. The route included stops in Keflavik Iceland, Goosebay, Labrador, and Boston, with a final destination of Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe.

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    VERY IMPRESSIVE! Thank you Kevin for that wonderful news.
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    Excellent info! Very impressive coordination and communication. I wish the other islands were as foruntate.

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    Glad to hear this good news. Very impressive and good organisation. Looking forward to see the island again next February. :)

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    Re: Post-Irma Updates From The Collectivité, Le Journal

    Must say that I'm very impressed as well. I'm sure it remains tough for folks who live on the island but for many of these services to be back up within days is truly remarkable based on so much that we have seen and heard.

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    The French, Bruno and his team and all of the people coming onto the island to help and the residents all deserve very high marks. We have friends on Nevis and there they say because it is "British" it is not as well organized or financed. Kudos to those hotels and Villa owners offering refuge.

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    Wow. Thanks, Kevin, for this informative (and rather amazing) update/report.

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    WOW...hourrah

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    Re: Post-Irma Updates From The Collectivité, Le Journal

    Maybe I missed this but were there any fatalities on St. Bart's?

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    I believe no deaths, at least none reported

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    Re: Post-Irma Updates From The Collectivité, Le Journal

    And that is damn good to know!
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    Re: Post-Irma Updates From The Collectivité, Le Journal

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    The French, Bruno and his team and all of the people coming onto the island to help and the residents all deserve very high marks. We have friends on Nevis and there they say because it is "British" it is not as well organized or financed. Kudos to those hotels and Villa owners offering refuge.
    The quotes make a big difference. One island is "British" but independent, the other is French. Obviously, level of implication and finance from Britain and France is not the same.

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    Totally agree with rouelan....The 'British' islands are independent, they take no notice of any UK advice, but in times of need, they scream.....UK should do more, why.

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    Re: Post-Irma Updates From The Collectivité, Le Journal

    Kevin thank you for all your good efforts! your posts are extremely helpful

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