The Asolare restaurant is gone, practically blown off its cliff, along with its world-famous carrot ginger soup. The façade of Margarita Phil’s is a junkyard of yellow and vermilion planks. Multimillion-dollar homes and aluminum huts alike lie in ruins.
"After Irma, a Once-Lush Gem in the U.S. Virgin Islands Reduced to Battered Wasteland" is from the September 12, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anthony Faiola and narrated by Sam Scholl.