HURRICANE IRMA AND HURRICANE MARIA, both category 5 storms, ravaged the Virgin Islands and much of the northeastern Caribbean, on September 6th and September 18th, respectively. Hurricane Irma, with sustained winds in excess of 165 mph and gusts in excess of 220 mph, caused extensive damage, especially to St. John, as the southern edge of the eyewall traversed the island. It was the most powerful hurricane to make landfall in the Caribbean – ever! Twelve days later Hurricane Maria attacked with marginally less wind but considerably more rain.

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