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September 28, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
As emergency aid trickles in to St. Croix, residents of that devastated island and many on neighboring St. Thomas have taken matters into their own hands, shuttling back and forth over the 27 miles of choppy seas with care packages--boxes of provisions, batteries, water, food and sometimes just concern. With the St. Thomas airport closed much of this week because of the hurricane and torrential rains that followed, the ferry boat was the only way to go.
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September 28, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
As emergency aid trickles in to St. Croix, residents of that devastated island and many on neighboring St. Thomas have taken matters into their own hands, shuttling back and forth over the 27 miles of choppy seas with care packages--boxes of provisions, batteries, water, food and sometimes just concern. With the St. Thomas airport closed much of this week because of the hurricane and torrential rains that followed, the ferry boat was the only way to go.
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September 21, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Officials in Washington painted a grim portrait Wednesday of the chaos in the U.S. Virgin Islands that led President Bush to authorize the use of federal troops, FBI agents and U.S. marshals to restore order. While Hurricane Hugo's destruction of communications links left details of the disorders unclear, one Interior Department official reported that every store on St. Croix appeared to have been looted.
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September 21, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Officials in Washington painted a grim portrait Wednesday of the chaos in the U.S. Virgin Islands that led President Bush to authorize the use of federal troops, FBI agents and U.S. marshals to restore order. While Hurricane Hugo's destruction of communications links left details of the disorders unclear, one Interior Department official reported that every store on St. Croix appeared to have been looted.
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