“Every Leaf Was Ripped from Tree!”

“There is no power and won’t be for months”…”It was like stepping off the plane unto another planet”…”Dozens of ­prisoners remain on the loose, sprung from the jail amid the chaos of the storm.”  These are some of the comments that tell the story of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma’s destructive path thru the Virgin Islands.  Schneider Hospital was “demolished” by the storm.  Tents have been set up outside what’s left of the hospital.  Gas stations have no gasoline and don’t have the electricity to pump it if they did.  Tourism and commerce has plummeted and that may be the…