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- St.Barhts Online
  • From: Gert van Dijken <gert AT vandijken.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 12:39:16 -0500 (EST)

Some good info on the current situation on St.Barts at:

*** Gert van Dijken ( gert AT vandijken.com )
**** The Caribbean Hurricane Page - http://www2.gobeach.com/hurr.htm

- Re: Re : Locate relatives/St. Barth
  • From: TJMilliken AT aol.com
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 22:21:48 EST
Relatives got a small plan to St. Thomas and then to San Juan.  will be in 
Dallas tonight. the island is o.k.  lack of transportation by small plane 
presents problem.   seem all facicities working.  they had a hot bath before 
leaving.  plumbing works also. good luck


- St Barth
  • From: Alexandre Nastat <sakale AT videotron.ca>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 11:47:12 -0500
Airport should repoen on Monday. 
Lots of damages, but everybody seems fines.
Cellular phones are working.


- St Barth
  • From: Alexandre Nastat <sakale AT videotron.ca>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 11:03:08 -0500
Title: St Barth
Hi Gert,

Could no get through telephones lines today, but I've found this on St Barth Online's site.

Hurricane Lenny
17 - 18 - 19 November 1999

   Thursday, 18 November, 8 PM. Hurricane Lennie, with winds diminished to 115 mph, is centered between St. Maarten and Anguilla, about 30 miles north-northwest of St. Barths, and is expected to remain there for another several hours before slowly moving toward the northeast.

   Powerful winds and towering waves continue pouring in to St. Barths from the south and west making a mess from Toiny, clockwise around the island, to Corossol.

   Tremendous amounts of rainfall and abnormally high tides are causing flooding in low lying areas.

   If you think that this all sounds awful where you're sitting, you're quite right. It is.

   We'll keep you posted as results unfold, and as long as the phone line continues to work.

   Tomorrow we hope to be able to be more specific about the consequences of all of this. For the moment, let it suffice to say that all of the many people we've spoken to on the phone plan to bounce back toot sweet.


Friday, 19 November, 7:30 PM.


   This message is being relayed, as the phones in St. Barths remain down.

    The storm is over, and the concequences are much better than might be expected, given the strength and duration of the storm.

   Detailed information to follow, as soon as the phones are working.  



- St Barth (fwd)
  • From: Gert van Dijken <gert AT vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 18:57:38 -0500 (EST)

Finally, our first update from St.Barts:

*** Gert van Dijken ( gert AT vandijken.com )
**** The Caribbean Hurricane Page - http://gobeach.com/hurr.htm

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 16:19:17 -0500
From: Alexandre Nastat <sakale AT videotron.ca>
Subject: St  Barth

I Just talk to a friend in Gustavia. 
Alert is over,. cellular phones are working rom time to time.
No electricity.
a lot of damages on roads, vegetation and building.
Corrosol was hit by 10 meters waves
Gustavia wall house was recover with waves.
Winds were stronger beetween 12 and 4 AM this morning (aroud 250 kmh). 
Peole from St  Barth seem to be lost and were allowed to exit this morning
around 8 AM.


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