Dear Dutch Treat,
Calbert and Donna's house is OK, but their Nitewind building at the point was blown down. Calbert is my son-in-law's (Chris Small or Tio)oldest brother, and I run a sea kayaking business out of Placencia. I just returned from Placencia to Michigan this past Sunday after flying down the day after the hurricane. My husband, Joe, is still there until next week. I live on the lagoon side of Placencia, and the roof and second story of my house were blown off. My kayak storage room on the lower level was left and the kayaks are OK. I will return to run kayak trips from mid-December to mid-June.
Right now, we are living in a tent on my back porch. There is no water, no electricity and no phone. My husband does have a cellular phone on him which he is recharging with a generator, so it is off and on. His phone number is 011-501-190251. You are welcome to try and reach him to have him check things out for you.
Although I didn't get to the front beach, I heard that all the beachfront houses had been destroyed, and that all those in your vicinity were blown back and piled up in front of Mr. Berty's house. Some of the houses were even blown to the lagoon side of the road. Dave Rabren's fence was washed away as was the sidewalk. The road is now cleared, and clean-up seems to be going fairly fast. I'm very sorry about your house.
Keep in touch.
Sherry Finkbeiner www.kayakbelize.com
Saddle Caye South Limited[email protected]
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US phone number: 517-626-6680