'It’s just simply gone': Kenny Chesney's home destroyed by Hurricane Irma

Kenny Chesney's home on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. John has been destroyed by Hurricane Irma.

The country singer was not in the area at the time of the storms, but he opened his home so dozens of people and their pets could take shelter.

Listen to the call above to hear him describe it.


“My house was, we thought, a very safe place for everyone because it was built with stone, concrete [and] bricks in an area of the island where we didn’t feel like we were going to get a direct wind. So I felt like if they went downstairs it would be a very safe place."

“I had 200MPH wind-tested windows throughout my house, and every window in the house just blew out, so these people were really scared,” he adds. “They found more shelter in a big closet and were in that closet for a long time, and they made it. Luckily, a lot of people made it.”

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