Employees at the island’s Radio Anguilla hunkered down in their station as winds howled outside. Their radio had gone down, so early Wednesday, station announcer Nisha Dupuis began streaming a makeshift broadcast using Periscope. As she spun the camera around the room, staff members — some looking somber, one wearing rain gear — repeatedly described the storm as “devastating.”

Their building was taking on water, and at least one tree had been uprooted in the station’s parking lot. Dupuis asked Keithstone Greaves, the station’s program manager, why he had come to work even as a Category 5 hurricane had loomed.

“For the people. For the country,” Greaves said. “We are broadcasters. We are technical people, and in a situation like this, people need to be informed.”