The eye of Hurricane Maria passed 55 miles to the south of Tortola, as a category 4 or 5 hurricane, in the early hours of Wednesday and we suffered minimal damage in comparison to Irma. However, we did suffer some additional damage to property and boats. We experienced hurricane force winds (full strength still to be determined), and a large surge from the south. Maria took a very long time to pass. Had Maria been the first hurricane to visit the BVI this year, damage would have been far greater than we saw – it’s hard to spot the additional damage!