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September 24, 1989 | BOB SECTER and MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writers
The first trickle of relief supplies hit this dazed, storm ravaged Caribbean island Saturday, but residents complained that bureaucratic bungling, hysterical reports of violence and government indifference had worsened the plight of thousands of people left homeless and hungry by Hurricane Hugo. "It's too little, too late," said the Rev.
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September 28, 1989 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
Police Capt. Jerry Swan, standing on the docks of Gallows Bay on the formerly beautiful island of St. Croix, gazed toward Recovery Hill, once lush and green, now browned by Hurricane Hugo, dotted with homes missing walls and roofs. "See that house up there?" he said, pointing to a huge, once-opulent structure on the summit. "Now it's on the same level as that guy's down there," pointing to a far more modest home down the slope. Both had suffered extensive damage, both were uninhabitable.
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September 28, 1989 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
Police Capt. Jerry Swan, standing on the docks of Gallows Bay on the formerly beautiful island of St. Croix, gazed toward Recovery Hill, once lush and green, now browned by Hurricane Hugo, dotted with homes missing walls and roofs. "See that house up there?" he said, pointing to a huge, once-opulent structure on the summit. "Now it's on the same level as that guy's down there," pointing to a far more modest home down the slope. Both had suffered extensive damage, both were uninhabitable.
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September 24, 1989 | BOB SECTER and MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writers
The first trickle of relief supplies hit this dazed, storm ravaged Caribbean island Saturday, but residents complained that bureaucratic bungling, hysterical reports of violence and government indifference had worsened the plight of thousands of people left homeless and hungry by Hurricane Hugo. "It's too little, too late," said the Rev.
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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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