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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Two hurricanes ripped their island apart

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Passing Storms

In September 2017, the US Virgin Islands were hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which arrived just two weeks apart.

Meet the people living on the 32-square-mile island of St. Thomas, and witness as they learn to rebuild—and even thrive—in the face of unbelievable loss. In this short documentary series, we follow a group of residents as they sort through the emotional and physical wreckage and come together to party. You can't skip Carnival, after all. This is Passing Storms.


Passing Storms Part 1


Part 1

"God gave me a house, and he's literally decided to destroy it." Kemo Rojas already lost everything during the first hurricane. Then another hit—and the wind and waves still haunt his dreams.

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Passing Storms Part 2

577   REFUGE

Part 2

"We cannot fight a hurricane. What we can do is help other people." You can't stop a hurricane, but you can decide how to pick up the pieces. For Kemo, that means finding solace in helping others, including the dogs at a local animal shelter.

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Passing Storms Part 3

269   ESCAPE

Part 3

"All your problems, you don't bring 'em to J'ouvert." During Carnival, St. Thomas residents are finally able to let loose after long months of storm recovery.

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Wyatt Emmy



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