Unfortunately Hurricane Maria is coming at the islands, as far as today it's a Cat 4, ravaging Puerto Rico as I write this.
The issue for all of the islands is that there was so little time to clean up debris after Irma, and that debris can cause even more damage now. Also, since Irma severely weakened many structures Maria could really deal blow that completely devastates homes and buildings that are barely hanging on. Our people are doing all they can, trucks are trying hard to get to all parts of the island.
Our version of Home Depot, called DoIt Center has been bringing in supplies as fast as they can. Tarps are needed as is plywood.
Our house is as prepared as it can be. Our hurricane windows cracked during Irma but didn't shatter and we hope they hold strong. The small amount of roofing that was damaged was repaired immediately so no water intrusion could incur. But at this point, it's not worth doing any additional repairs until Maria passes through and we can assess any additional damage.
The PLS airport is closing late afternoon or early this evening, there may be a few flights out. There's also a couple charter planes accepting reservations for flights to Fort Lauderdale as many of the commercial airlines are completely booked. We're talking to our friends on the ground in Provo who are very scared and preparing the best they can. It's pretty encouraging to see how the community comes together in times like these.
Right now it looks like Maria could reach the eastern area of Turks & Caicos around 2am Friday as a Cat 4. I think many would feel fortunate if it at least calmed down to a Cat 3 and kept us out of the eye. A severe northern turn (which would spare the Bahamas too) is probably too much to ask, but we can hope.
We have a Go Fund Me page where we are personally matching $10,000 when we get to $10,000 and we're close! Push us over the edge please!