Hurricane Irma: Macron Visits French Territory Of St Martin

14 September, 2017, 01:19 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
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France's president, Britain's foreign secretary and the Dutch king are visiting Caribbean territories hammered by Hurricane Irma, where residents have accused European governments of insufficient preparation or slow response to the storm's devastation.

The ravaged French Caribbean islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts braced Saturday for a second potentially devastating hurricane as shellshocked residents scrambled for safety while air and sea links were severed.

The island, which is split between Dutch and French control, felt the full force of Hurricane Irma when it ripped through with Category 5 force.

"Now is not the time for controversy".

Both the French and Dutch governments have come under criticism over delays in their responses to the crisis and in particular over how they handled outbreaks of looting on St Barthelemy and St Martin, an island with both French and Dutch sectors.

Meanwhile, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was expected to arrive in the United Kingdom overseas territory of Anguilla on Tuesday to offer his support to islanders there, Barbuda and the British Virgin islands, all of which suffered major devastation in the storm.

"The U.K.is going to be with you for the long term", Johnson told residents in a video message.

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is already in the region, which bore the brunt of one of the most powerful storms on record.

Dutch Navy commander Peter Jan de Vin said it was "an illusion" that islanders could prepare properly for Jose's arrival.

UNICEF is relying on regular program money for the region but has set a target of $2.3 million it wants to raise from governments and private donors. They say they've delivered at least 75 tons of life-saving aid to Irma stricken communities. "It will be done quickly, it will be done well, and it will be done better", he said.

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Marlin said many countries and people have offered help to St. Maarten, but authorities are waiting on the weather conditions to see how this can be coordinated.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the situation remained "grim" on the island where widespread looting had broken out and a state of emergency was in force.

"St Martin will be reborn, I promise", Macron told reporters in Pointe-a-Pitre, on the French island of Guadeloupe.

Thousands of people are in need of food, water and other supplies.

A mother picking up her daughter, a survivor who flew to Paris on Monday, said government help was nonexistent on St. Martin.

She said they contacted the embassy, who gave them a list of hotels that still had power. "People just don't know what's happening", she said.

But the French government has claimed it is far more hard to arrange evacuation from islands than it is on a mainland where people can use their own vehicles to drive to safety.

"What we have seen today are people determined to rebuild and return to a normal life", Macron said Tuesday.

Briton Claudia Knight said her partner, Leo Whitting, 38, was stranded on Tortola, one of the British Virgin Islands.

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