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Marriott sent a boat to rescue guests trapped on St. Thomas, but left many other tourists — including 'kids and elderly people'— stranded

Hurricane Irma and its 185-mph winds brought damage to much of the Caribbean late last week.  St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands was one of many islands to suffer significant damage from the historic storm. "St. Thomas and St. John are pretty devastated," Rep. Stacey Plaskett, the Virgin Islands' delegate to Congress, told USA TODAY. The island's only hospital was crippled, and its airport was forced to close.
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