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The calm after the storm


Last updated 10/11/2017 at Noon

Edmonds Elementary School teacher Jennifer Anderson, left, with Matthew Riegels and his mother, Lisa.

Hurricane Irma, the Category 5 monster that swept through the Caribbean before pummeling Florida last month, upended the lives of Lisa and Colin Riegels and their son Matthew, who rode out the storm from their home in Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands.

But Lisa and 10-year-old Matthew have found some solace in Edmonds after evacuating with Colin’s urging. He’s a managing partner with Harneys, a leading international offshore law firm with offices worldwide, who stayed behind to focus his energy on restoring services to residents.

Several days after the storm, when the...

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