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This Is What It's Like For Thousands Trying To Find Food And Water In The Hurricane-Hit US Virgin Islands

This Is What It's Like For Thousands Trying To Find Food And Water In The Hurricane-Hit US Virgin Islands

Brianna Sacks / BuzzFeed News Akoya Emmanuel, left, and her two daughters wait in line for hours at a food distribution center for a box of water and sausages. SAINT THOMAS, US Virgin Islands — Akoya Emmanuel said she had two choices Friday morning: make the trek into town to find bleach to clean the mold from the exposed walls of her home or stand in line for hours to ensure her two daughters had something to eat that day.Like thousands of others in the US Virgin Islands, the 33-year-old single mother lives tucked in the hills of Saint Thomas where winding roads are still ensnared by mangled trees and overhanging power lines. For residents without acce