Gay couple trapped in British Virgin Islands Are Down to Their Last Gallon of Water After Hurricane Irma

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    Sep 11, 2017 4:24 PM GMT
    They are on Tortola!



    http://people.com/human-interest/americans-on-dream-vacation-trapped-in-british-virgin-islands-after-hurricane-irma/


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    Two Americans on a dream romantic vacation together are now trapped in the British Virgin Islands and fearing for their lives after Hurricane Irma devastated the hotel where they were staying.

    Friends of Kerman Haynes, 40, and Andrew Burruss, 32 – both from Atlanta – have been sharing desperate Facebook posts trying to get them out of Tortola, the capital.



    Burress – via tex message – tells PEOPLE, “There is almost no aid on the ground here and we are almost out of food and water. The devastation is unimaginable as it was more like a thirty-three hour tornado than a hurricane.”

    On Sunday night, he wrote on Facebook: “There is almost no aid on the ground here and we are almost out of food (uncooked ramen, cookies, peanut butter) and water.”

    Kerman Haynes, a real estate broker and Andrew Burress, a software salesman, were wrapping up a two week trip to the Virgin Islands when the eye of the storm moved over Little Apple Bay where they were staying.

    The hotel suffered major damage and had no supplies, so the couple decided to hike eleven miles to Tortola in hopes of finding a way home.

    “They had to move because it wasn’t safe where they were staying,” Haynes’ sister Karen, who lives in Richmond, Virginia, says.

    “There was looting and locals were getting violent because of a shortage of supplies. Andrew and Kerman only have one gallon of water left between them.”

    Family and friends back home in the U.S. have been trying to charter a plane or helicopter to get them out but so far have had no luck. Haynes says they found a pilot in Puerto Rico willing to make the trip but he says he’s been unable to get permission from the government in Tortola to land at the airport.
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    Sep 11, 2017 5:47 PM GMT
    OMG!
  • Apparition

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    Sep 12, 2017 3:44 AM GMT
    you can make fresh water pretty easily, especially given the ability to burn anything you want there.
  • bro4bro

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    Sep 12, 2017 3:33 PM GMT
    Two observations:

    1) I presume there are many, many people on that island (both gay and str8 ) who have it much worse. What makes them special?

    2) When will people learn you DON'T plan a Caribbean vacation during hurricane season??????
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    Sep 12, 2017 9:11 PM GMT
    How can this be? Guys in other topics have been posting how awesome the UK government takes care of people.

    Maybe the guys should wear pink triangles to receive preferential treatment.
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    Sep 12, 2017 11:37 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidHow can this be? Guys in other topics have been posting how awesome the UK government takes care of people.

    Maybe the guys should wear pink triangles to receive preferential treatment.


    Instead of rambling your nonsense, it would be much better to know where "guys have been posting how awesome the UK government takes care of people".
  • Brock700

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    Sep 13, 2017 4:09 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidTwo observations:

    1) I presume there are many, many people on that island (both gay and str8 ) who have it much worse. What makes them special?

    2) When will people learn you DON'T plan a Caribbean vacation during hurricane season??????



    GAYS really don't care about each other.
  • Muskelprotz

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    Sep 13, 2017 5:05 AM GMT

    I have a rule about staying out of the Caribbean in September.

  • Buddha

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    Sep 13, 2017 7:12 AM GMT
    if only there was a way to have known a gigantic hurricane was in the vicinity beforehand
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    Sep 13, 2017 1:25 PM GMT
    ricky1987 said
    mx5guynj saidHow can this be? Guys in other topics have been posting how awesome the UK government takes care of people.

    Maybe the guys should wear pink triangles to receive preferential treatment.


    Instead of rambling your nonsense, it would be much better to know where "guys have been posting how awesome the UK government takes care of people".


    A common selfish gay trait is expecting others to do you own work. Break the stereotype and do your own research.
  • Plooje

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    Sep 14, 2017 10:26 PM GMT
    Why is it so important to indicate they are gay? Should we also know what their ancestor's nationality is? How about if one or both are left handed?

    The left is constantly preaching that we are all "one people" yet they segment and divide us into groups every chance they get.