Kenny Chesney's Island Home Torn Apart by Hurricane Irma

Frederick Owens
September 14, 2017

"It's hard to put it into words, because I have got so many memories, so many friends there, so many fabrics and pieces of my life on that island", Chesney told CNN's Anderson Cooper on "AC360".

Kenny Chesney has lost his home on the island of St. John to the devastation from Hurricane Irma. In his emotional post about Hurricane Irma, he urged fans to donate to the cause and provided several options for doing so.

On Wednesday night (September 6th), the category 5 hurricane devastated Barbuda, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands with rain and 180 miles per hour winds.

Kate Hanna, who waited out the storm at Chesney's home in the laundry room, described the storm as "the scariest thing I've ever been through in my entire life". "My house is pretty much completely destroyed".

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Chesney wasn't there when the hurricane hit his home, but he had opened his doors to many locals. "We thought we were in a safe spot and then the window blew in", she said.

He says, "I've never been to war, but the devastation, the people's faces in a place I know by heart have left me feeling helpless". Browne says that the cost of rebuilding could be around $100 million.

The hurricane killed at least 22 people on islands in the Caribbean, including four deaths on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas. He does not specify what the funds will be used for at this time saying, "Give us a few days to figure this out". "It's going to be measured in years, sadly enough", Chesney said. Virgin Atlantic has also arranged for relief flights to the British Virgin Islands and Antigua, he added.

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