Hurricane Recovery Status Update for Coral Bay
SURVEY: Hurricane Recovery Status Update for Coral Bay, St. John – May 2018
Most people report that they are making steady recovery progress.
Only 33% are “OK” and feel ready for this next storm season, fully 2/3rds do not feel ready. But the good news is that only 12% still do not have a safe place to stay for the upcoming hurricane season.
36% of people do not have a reliable way to reach 911 today (or 340-776-9110) due to lack of ANY reliable communications at their home (cell, internet or landline). Villa owners feel particularly vulnerable for their tourists who cannot use their cellphones due to the limited service areas right now. Internet and communications recovery after storms is also key priority.
Debris Removal “Right Now” by the government and VIYA along all roads in Coral Bay, and on private properties, is a top need – both to avoid debris blowing around in any future storm, and to show a good face for tourism.
There continues to be strong agreement (85 to 95%) with the Coral Bay Vision elements from the 2013 planning process (click here for info about the 2013 Coral Bay Vision study).
88% say “Removal of Debris Piles from Roadsides”
76% say “Removal of Debris on Private Property – that may fly around in windstorms
75% say that we should prioritize safe housing for all prior to hurricane season
70% say the main roads – Route 10 & 107 need to be fixed in next three months
See details here including peoples’ detailed comments about what should be prioritized: Q16 Priorities all responses
Coral Bay Community Council was able to help people recover after the storms.
See the details on ratings of FEMA, Property Insurance claims and the SBA loan process in the complete question summary response links above.
More analysis and the open-ended comments may be added here later. Check back.
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