Ottawa Jewish community members Lyon and Cybele Hamburg were on vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands when Hurricane Irma struck on September 7. Lyon Hamburg tells us what happened.
We had no idea how historic and memorable the week would become when my wife Cybele and I planned a late summer holiday in Turks and Caicos.
We arrived in Turks a few days before the hurricane and there was no significant information available about any weather events other than rain. When the weather reports became serious and WestJet sent out an email about opportunities to leave, we were, like so many other tourists, too late to get tickets to leave. [Read more…]