Scenes Of The Devastation; Several Residents Seeking Help

Melissa Edwards, Senior Journalist
September 06, 2017 4:23 pm AST
Residents continue to utilize social media, sharing videos and photographs, that depict the first signs of the major damage to the BVI, caused by Hurricane Irma.

The preliminary reports show that the Territory has suffered extensive damage; however, authorities wouldn't be able to assess the situation as the the Territory is still experiencing hurricane conditions.

Some persons have also been seeking help via Facebook.

"Phones damaged or gone. The cars have blown away. No livable space. Still hiding in hallway waiting for winds to stop...If you are on Tortola we are in need of help so please call. My phone damaged so no phone numbers. Need a place to sleep tonight and help to get there," said Sarah Penney.

"We need someone to please urgently help at Upper Horse Path, there is a family in urgent need! It's Sorrentino's house for anyone that knows the house. Please. Anyone with contact to emergency services," stated Lucia Casasco.

A portion of the Elmore Stoutt High School still standing after Hurricane Irma flattened another section of the school.
Photo Credit: Facebook
K'Deja Crabbe posted, "My family needs help. If anyone can get to Jasmine A. Brewley's house in Great Mountain. They need help."

Others have been seeking updates.

"Can someone tell me what's going on there, not hearing anything from my family and friends? I am a bit worried especially in East End," one concerned person said.

"How's everything in Tortola? Unable to contact my family there," Jennifer Evelyn pleaded.

The situation on the sister islands, including Anegada, which were set to feel the brunt of the storm, is not known at this time.

Images captured by residents around the Territory
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