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>> Arriving in Puerto Rico Wednesday, evacuees from storm ravaged St. Martin and the U.S. Virgin islands. Badly shaken as they recalled living through Hurricane Irma.>> We listened to 200 mile an hour winds, with gusts to 225. It's the most frightening thing I ever saw in my life, bar none.
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>> St John resident, Michael Benson, is using San Juan as a stopover, before heading to Boston to stay with his wife's brother. Where the couple will begin the long process of rebuilding their lives.>> I've been fired, I've been fired by Hurricane Irma. Because my house, my business, both my vehicles, everything is gone.
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Don't know if we'll ever make it back to live on Saint John again, and that breaks our heart because it was a wonderful place.>> A fellow Saint John resident expressing anger toward his local island government for doing too little to prevent the ensuing chaos.>> Our government did nothing, nothing.
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People come at with machetes, offering boats and saying there's more for you, breaking into houses, hurting people.>> Irma ripped through the Caribbean as a category 5 hurricane, killing dozens and decimating housing, power lines, and communications.>> The most terrifying storm I've ever been through.>> Charles Morrison managed to leave his badly damaged hotel on St. Martin where one person was killed, to stay at a friend's nearby storm protected home.
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But he is certain he'll never be back to the island, where more than 90% of the buildings have been damaged.>> The fact is that that's the end of St. Martins.