Hurricane warnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands are, largely, a disrupter. It happens every year. Tourists leave on the advice of the Weather Channel, new island residents that have never experienced a hurricane wring their hands, servers and bartenders grouse about the loss of business, old timers recount stories of past hurricanes like a badge of honor.
Usually nothing comes of these storms. Afterward everyone has a good chuckle about the high-strung weathermen who got it all wrong.