September 20, 2017

iJET International, a security advisory firm for corporations, universities, government and nongovernmental agencies, organized evacuations for about 900 people from several areas of Texas, Florida and the Caribbean.  iJET sent a team to Antigua to coordinate evacuations and move from island to island to get people out. Chartered aircraft and boats took evacuees to Puerto Rico, normally a good staging place for evacuees because it has lots of hotels and a big airport.  Still, not everyone got out. “In some cases we needed to tell clients, ‘You need to hunker down,’ ” says George Taylor, vice president of global operations for the Annapolis, Md., company.