Hurricane Irma caused wide-spread damage on St. Maarten/Saint Marten.  The French side of the island appears to have taken the brunt of the damage.  St. Thomas is reporting heavy damage and many buildings that simply failed against 185 mile an hour winds.  All cruises leaving from Florida are now canceled.  Expect to see cruises up the eastern coast of the U.S. cancel soon.  Cancelation policy varies but most lines are refunding 100% of the cruises canceled with some credit toward an additional future cruise.  Most ships are seeking refuge in the Western Caribbean.  Most of Florida is at risk of wind and rain damage and many roads north are clogged.

 The Red Cross hurricane relief page for those that wish to help.  

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