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Dangerous sea swells made impact on VI

March 5th, 2018 | Tags: sea swells damages safety rough seas
Virgin Gorda experienced high sea blast resulting in Speedy's ferry service cancelling for today, Monday, March 5, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Virgin Gorda experienced high sea blast which further impacted the coastline on Monday, March 5, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Virgin Gorda experienced high sea blast which further impacted the coastline on Monday, March 5, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Cane Garden Bay's already weak road infrastructure was impacted by the rough waters. Photo: Team of Reporters
Cane Garden Bay's already weak road infrastructure was impacted by the rough waters. Photo: Team of Reporters
More of Cane Garden Bay's already weak road infrastructure was impacted by the rough sea waters. Photo: Team of Reporters
More of Cane Garden Bay's already weak road infrastructure was impacted by the rough sea waters. Photo: Team of Reporters
Cane Garden Bay's coastline was further impacted by the high seas and rough water. Photo: Team of Reporters
Cane Garden Bay's coastline was further impacted by the high seas and rough water. Photo: Team of Reporters
Virgin Gorda's ferry dock was impacted by high sea blast. Photo: Team of Reporters
Virgin Gorda's ferry dock was impacted by high sea blast. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - For two days now residents and boaters have been looking out for warnings that have been telling of dangerous and destructive sea swells to impact the Territory, along with other Caribbean Islands from Sunday, March 4, 2018 ending around Friday, March 9, 2018.

While many other islands have had it worse than the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI), in certain parts of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke and Anegada, the rough seas and high winds made an impact on the already weak infrastructure of roads, coastlines, drains, boats, barges and both public and private docks.

Tortola

On Tortola, only some parts of the island felt the heavy winds and high sea waves. Places on the north side like Cane Garden Bay and other northern coastal areas saw the high seas and rough waters. Other sides on the main Island of Tortola were reported to be calm, besides the occasional rain showers.

Virgin Gorda

On Virgin Gorda's main city, the Valley and some other areas by the Virgin Gorda Yacht Habour where the ferries and other commercial boats normally comes in on the west side experienced high sea blast even jumping over the Virgin Gorda Ferry dock.

In the area of the Lee Road also located in Valley by Fischer’s Cove much of the seawater came up on the roadways forcing the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) to issue a warning, because of the water that have taken over the roadways filling drains with seawater.

There was also some concerns from residents that some boulders placed at the Virgin Gorda Yacht Habour to help from the high seas could be a hazard, and may have caused more harm than good.

Ferry service from Virgin Gorda with Speedys was reportedly canceled today Monday, March 5, 2018 due to the high and dangerous seas.

Jost van Dyke

On Jost van Dyke, the ferry services were not operational today, Monday, March 5, 2018 and the Jost van Dyke (JvD) dock also got high wave actions.

On White Bay, JvD the waves were huge and many people stayed away from the beach, as the ground swell was just too much.

Other small crafts and ferry boats had to be relocated on JvD for safety of property.

Anegada

On the sister island of Anegada it is terrible. The seawater high waves continues coming over the government dock and other private docks and many residents had to take their boats out of the water.

Anyone living close to the coastline on Anegada would feel the fury of the high seas and waves that can be very destructive.

Reports are that the North side of Anegada is extremely dangerous and boaters are asked to stay in port.

Many other islands in the Caribbean region like Guyana, St. Kitts- Nevis and the Bahamas have also experienced high waves coming into their mainland and pictures and video clips have been circulating on social networks showing the devastation of the dangerous high seas and powerful wave swells.

15 Responses to “Dangerous sea swells made impact on VI”

  • ... (05/03/2018, 19:49) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    father god coming for his world
    • Jessica Jones (05/03/2018, 21:39) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Good you know.
    • please (05/03/2018, 21:51) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      This is a natural occurance that's been happening for years and years and into the future.
      • No (06/03/2018, 00:57) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
        No it is not. God is speaking and we are not listening. God is warning and warning and warning us. We need to wake up and listen. God is coming back. His coming is closer than we think. Signs of the time. This is what’s happening now!!!! BVI let us wake up, repent, serve God!!!
        • @No (06/03/2018, 15:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          @Please is right when they said this natural occurance has been happening for years. If you have been around for some time in the bvi, lived on the coast or spoken with older folks living along the coast you will know that this is not unusual in the BVI.
          It is true that that there are changinging weather patterns and God still is speaking ,warning us and asking for repentance. I would urge you @No to please put more thought and research into your message. God is also a God of wisdom and intelligence.
  • wondering (05/03/2018, 20:27) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    Thank you gor these photos!! Could you please tell us where they are snd time they wete tajen??is the worst past or will high tide at about midnight tonight be the worst? Who is gelping the people of these communities, tonight??
  • resident (05/03/2018, 20:38) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    For a long time now I've heard Dr. Pickering talked about the vulnerability of small island States and the impact of climate change. Imagine we probably let off the least amount of carbon in the atmosphere but we are going to be paying a heavy price! The sad thing about it is the big countries who are guilty of not doing enough to reduce their carbon footprint don't give a hoot about small islands.
  • one eye (05/03/2018, 21:08) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's bad on vg and anegada
  • Bob (05/03/2018, 22:18) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'll be sleeping with one ear and eye open. Lol. Hope it doesn't do much damage.
  • states (05/03/2018, 23:03) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    We had a big wind storm last Friday. Schools were closed, roof shingles tore off, trees were falling the lake in front m'y house the water was churning like the ground sea. It was a scary mess.
    • Science (06/03/2018, 07:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes, and the winds from that storm is why we are having the huge sea swells here this week.
  • ccc (05/03/2018, 23:35) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Should we look out for a Sonome
  • LOL (06/03/2018, 09:47) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ccc........ are you really going to spell Tsunami as Sonome.... lol any keep safe all
  • keep looking (06/03/2018, 15:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You see those waves comming in force and rumbling noise like a frieght train, head for thé hills.


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