Hurricane Maria Update
Wow, the Turks and Caicos Islands likely just experienced the worst two weeks of weather in their 500-year history with Hurricanes Irma (category 5) and Maria (category 4). Given the devastation caused by these historic storms elsewhere, our Coral Gardens fared quite well with minimal damage (unearthed palm trees and a few small broken windows). Within 5 days of Irma’s departure, most of the Grace Bay area had restored electricity and just in time for Maria’s arrival. At the time of this writing, the power is again being reconnected to get life back to normal. Our nearby IGA supermarket, PLS airport, seaport, banks and restaurants have reopened. We are grateful to report the staff and families at Coral Gardens are all safe and secure. It is frightening moments like this when mankind comes together to survive, as evidenced by all the owners at Coral Gardens who offered their condominiums to our staff and their families to ensure their safety and survival through the storms. The feeling of “togetherness” is challenging to convey in words but its presence is obvious in Provo as friends, neighbors and strangers are lending assistance wherever necessary.