Club Orient – St Martin Hurricane IRMA Update Page

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September 15, 2017 – Club Orient

(from Club O management)

CLUB O STAFF – SAFETY CHECK-IN

First of all, we sincerely apologize for the delay in updating you on the impacts of Hurricane Irma, as our communications team in Florida was also impacted by the storm and has had no means of communication due to lack of power, phones and internet. We would first like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your many messages of concern, prayers for our safety and offers of help and assistance! We have been deeply touched and humbled by the outpouring of love and support from all of you! I know that many of you are very anxious for news of our beloved resort and, most importantly, confirmation of the safety and wellbeing of our many staff members that you have also grown to know and love over the years. As we were all scattered to the winds to seek safe haven with our families during the storm and left with no cell service, internet or other means of communication afterwards (not to mention the bare necessities like food, water and shelter), our first priority has obviously been in locating and ensuring the safety of all our Club O staff and their family members. We are happy to announce that we have now been in touch with most of them, and a full list of those confirmed safe is below. Please note that we are continuing these efforts and will update the list as we locate others. Just because someone is not on the list does not mean they are not safe – just that they have not yet been evacuated or they may not have found a means of communication to contact us yet. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers, as the recovery will take some time and it is difficult to determine just how much time at this point. We will update you on all the other issues raised on this page and in emails to us in subsequent posts or direct communication, just as soon as possible. Please bear in mind, however, that evacuations are still underway and we have not yet been able to connect with critical resources, such as banks, insurance companies, emergency funds, etc. because many of these were also located on the island and our contacts are just not available to us. Please rest assured that all issues will be addressed in the coming days. Meanwhile, these, our people, take top priority at this time. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding!
STAFF MEMBERS CONFIRMED SAFE:

Ana – Massage
Anne – Accounting
Annette – Reservations
Benjamin – Watersports
Bert – Maintenance
Carlos – Restaurant
Catherine – Housekeeping
Chi-Chi – Maintenance
Christina – Accounting
Christine – Restaurant
Erikson – Maintenance
Fernand – Security
Florence – Office
Francisco – Maintenance
Gaelle – HR
Gloreen – Housekeeping
Ivon – Security
Jocelyn – Accounting
Junior – Front desk
Karima – Reception
Kenny – Restaurant
Leila – Housekeeping
Linda – Office
Manu – Watersports
Mimi – Boutique
Moby – Maintenance
Nathalie – Reception
Nathalie – Massage
Naty – Restaurant
Niel – Maintenance
Patou – Restaurant
Patsy – Housekeeping
Randy – Restaurant
Ruby – Reception
Ruddy – Security
Sabrina – Housekeeping
Shane – Maintenance
Stephen P.- Office
Stephen S. – Night audit
Valerie – Office
Vanessa – Boutique
Willie – Perch
Zoe – Boutique

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September 8, 2017 – Club Orient

We received a report from one of the chalet owners at Club Orient on the south end of Orient Beach:  Club Orient suffered major damage and destruction according to the eyewitness report.  The owner also indicated a “new beach” has been formed about 200 feet deep back from the shore line which took over the area where the wooden chalet studios used to be.  The owner provided  few details that can be substantiated other than an eyewitness account. 
Club Orient suffered similar destruction in 1995 due to a September hurricane and the owners rebuilt.