With the sound of helicopters overhead, Stephen Payne described how Hurricane Irma ravaged the island of St. Martin.
“We’re lucky,” Payne said. Payne and his wife spent much of the storm huddled in a hotel bathroom shower with his wife and German Shephard.
Payne was once co-owner of Desert Shadows Inn in Palm Springs. He’s now Managing Director of Club Orient, a resort on the French side of the Caribbean island.