This is the number of searches you have performed with ecosia. This is the number of searches you have performed with ecosia. Hurricane hugo haunts virgin islands by william branigin washington post foreign service tuesday, october 31, 1989 page a1. Hurricane hugo originated as a tropical wave (which also spawned hurricane raymond), which moved off the west coast of africa on september 9. Soon after moving off the african coast, it was classified as tropical depression eleven southeast of the cape verde islands. Winds were initially 30 mph (48 kmh) but they reached 35 mph (56 kmh) soon after. The missouri army national guard has sent helicopters and crews to the virgin islands to assist with hurricane response efforts. Information about the virgin islands national guard is available on the web at www. Editors note governor mapp never did address the reports of sexual assault at the virgin islands national guard during his four years in office. Defense department officials said they could not confirm reports that members of the national guard in the virgin islands were participating. Croix last sunday, it buried the island in rubble and unearthed some longstanding racial tensions at the same time. Or visit our website for access to the entire us virgin islands mls at www. Hurricane hugo, which caused approximately 10 billion in damage, had been the costliest hurricane to strike the united states before andrew three years later in 1992. St croix air national guard station was opened in 1986 as the very first national guardowned facility in the virgin islands. Croix in 1989, the 285ths facility became the heart of the recovery effort, and the 285th provided the first official communications off the island to the rest of the u. Hurricane irma left a trail of death and destruction in the u. Virgin islands, and the kentucky army national guard is deploying to help.