[Homestead] Tortuga information

Lisa Perry lkvp at floydva.net
Sat Sep 25 12:21:51 EDT 2004

This is from: http://www.earthchangestv.com/secure/2004/article_4104.php

Good News For Tortuga Island; But Still Deadly
By Mitch Battros - ECTV
Sep 24, 2004, 23:11

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Although a tragic and deadly catastrophe has in fact occurred, the 
latest news sheds light on a better ending for Tortuga Island.

Having gathered several news sources, the task of putting a puzzle 
together has taken place. The original confirmation as reported by 
several international news agencies, some of which were provided in the 
last ECTV newsletter, was authentic and based on eyewitness reports. The 
main source of those reports came from two United Nations helicopter 
crews who were dispatched to assess the damage to Tortuga caused by 
hurricane ‘Jeanne’. When they made their first few flybys, all they 
could see was washed out land. Or perhaps better put, no land at all. It 
has been reported the broadcast which came over the UN radio was (parts 
may be lost in translation) “the island is gone. I can only see large 

As this UN tandem helicopter crew continued aerial surveillance, bodies 
were seen floating in the water. It may have been hundreds washed away 
by high winds and tsunami like waves. It is not hard to see how this 
tandem crew put two and two together to complete a visual, and make 
their report as posted by several news agencies including ECTV.

What was officially reported by UN representatives was based on the 
above observations. So indeed, it looked to them as though the Island of 
Tortuga had vanished, and all its 26,000 inhabitants were gone. The not 
so good news is that in fact, thousands have died, many of which were 
seen floating in the waters around Tortuga and Haiti. The search & 
rescue operation continues.

Folks, by no means do I wish to paint some sort of rosy picture just 
because only two or three thousand have died, not 26,000. It is truly a 
disaster which has occurred and is ongoing. The death count is still 
unfinished. The prognosis for Central American, Coastal Islands, and the 
US Eastern Coast is at best “guarded”. The future is uncertain, and new 
tropical storms and renewed hurricanes have yet to subside.

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