A scene in Anguilla after Irma

Anguillians are breathing a sigh of relief as Hurricane Jose largely bypassed the island, which was under a Tropical Storm Watch last Saturday.

Islanders are moving swiftly to rebuild, buoyed by an outpouring of support from friends and family, stakeholders, past and current visitors and trade partners.

The Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) is now open from sunrise to sunset for charter and emergency flights.

Anguilla Air Services (contact numbers: 264-235-7122 or 264-582-3226) is currently operating into St. Kitts and Antigua, taking persons to connect out of those hubs and also bringing persons into Anguilla.

The Road Bay Port at Sandy Ground has also reopened and can now receive cargo.

The Governor and Chief Minister are continuing to assess the damage, identify priorities, and coordinate the response through the National Emergency Operations Center.

Aid from the UK in the form of food, water, medical supplies and technical support has begun to arrive on the island. Community volunteers are fully engaged in the massive clean-up campaign, with centers for the collection of debris from the storm established in key areas around the island.