OK this is pretty cool. I have an InMarSat foldable parabolic antenna connected to someone's laptop right now, so I'll have to make this quick.
The island is toast. I have close to 200 pictures, but obviously it's going to be awhile before I can getthem up. My apt weathered the storm, we had maybe 1/4” of water in there, while both apartments on either side of us got damaged (and the ones across the street were completely destroyed) and The Ranch took a severe beating, but she looked Ivan in the eye and said “Hit me again, I can take it!” She couldnt do it again, but she held together around us.
More to come once we get a proper net connection, rather than a satelite phone cobbled together to a laptop on the frickin tarmac at the airport.
Reports of my disapearance and death on the Internet have obviously been greatly exaggerated