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HURRICANE victims on the British Virgin Islands urgently need electricity generators to help them survive.
Electricity is completely down on Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands, which was left decimated by Hurricane Irma on Wednesday.
Nick said: "There's not enough supplies for the people that are homeless here and there's not enough shelter.
“There is a hospital and it is doubled up as a shelter right now but it's probably beyond capacity." Rupert Seal, who used to live on Tortola and has lived through two hurricanes there, posted a plea on Facebook for people to buy generators and send them to the island. “They are going to have no power for a very long time. “Not from the UK, our voltage is wrong; they need 110V generators from the US.
Since the coastal indentations are slight, there are few harbours and sheltered bays; dangerous reefs lie along the north and south coasts.
Their combined land area is about 195 square miles (505 square kilometres). The former is a British colony consisting of four larger islands—Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke—and 32 smaller islands and islets, of which more than 20 are uninhabited. Although the Virgin Islands form the easternmost extension of the Greater Antilles, they are often included in discussions of the Lesser Antilles because of their size and proximity to that island chain.
Their total area is 59 square miles, and they lie to the north and east of the U. The Virgin Islands themselves are the peaks of submerged mountains that rise from a submarine plateau.
There are a number of springs on the island’s northern side but only one small stream.
Magens Bay, with 3,500 feet of white sandy beach, is reputed to be the finest beach in the West Indies. Thomas is surrounded by 17 islands and by cays and innumerable rocks. Croix rises abruptly on the north to Mount Eagle (1,088 feet) and Blue Mountain (1,096 feet), but southward the land slopes to flatlands that near the coast are laced with lagoons.