Us Virgin Islands Residents Feel Abandoned After Irma
US Virgin Islands residents feel abandoned after Irma: ‘Everyone in our neighborhood is walking around with sharpened machetes and guns’
Before making landfall in Florida, Hurricane Irma churned through the Caribbean, devastating islands frequently thought of as isolated paradises and leaving thousands homeless.
Many residents of those islands fear that without immediate intervention, desperation and limited access to resources could lead to dangerous situations.
Laura Dixon Strickling, an opera singer, lives with her husband and 1-year-old daughter on St. Thomas, one of the US Virgin Islands.
“We’re only five days into this, and it feels like it’s been a lifetime,” Strickling told Business Insider on Monday. “We don’t have information. We have not seen …