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Old 09-09-2017, 10:20   #1
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best news i have heard all day,now the relief effort can get started

New Forecast 17 utc
KNMI Weather forecast for St Martin
(Issued Saturday 9 September 2017 01:00 PM AST 17:00 UTC)
The eye of hurricane Jose at 09:00 AM AST is at a distance of 170 km of St Martin.
The hurricane is expected to pass the Island this afternoon and this evening.
The shortest distance from St Martin will be around 160 km. The most likely maximum wind speed will be gale force (62 km/h) and wind gust upto 80 km/h. The risk of hurricane wind speed is zero. The hurricane will move northwesterly with the speed of 20 km/h. After Sunday afternoon the influence of the hurricane is gone.
From this afternoon until Sunday afternoon periods of heavy precipitation are expected: 1-2 inches ( 25 -50mm) and chance of 10% of the amount of 2-4 inches (50-100 mm) .

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Old 09-09-2017, 10:58   #2
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CARIBBEAN UPDATE
This update is at 9am Eastern Friday 8th Sep 2017. The aftermath of Irma. Update on the Caribbean Islands:
1.St.Martin French & Dutch- Badly damaged. Currently ships are heading there this afternoon they should have supplies. No communication via telephone is active right now. About 95% personal property and hotels are badly damaged. The airport is off limit right now. So contact with family is very difficult but will hopefully re-open by tomorrow latest.
2. Tortola - Everything is gone. East End is badly damaged. Even for those who are on the hills. The winds were terrible and broke , tore and smashed in everything. Communication lines are still down. Hopefully by tomorrow also. Stay put and keep ears to ground.
3. Virgin Gorda & Arnegarda - Destroyed. Majority flooded by water . out of communication, won't be up until mainland restored.
4. Antigua & Barbuda. - Antigua is ok. Recovering and trying to evacuate persons from Barbuda who lost everything.
5. St.Thomas - USVI Students on campus are safe. Outskirts are in terrible condition. Communication still down, currently working to be restored.
6. Anguilla - Damaged badly also. Minimal communication, but working on restoring in some areas is a task. Also because near to sea, there's still tremendous flooding in certain areas.
7. St.Barts - Damaged. No power No communication.
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Damn. Poor people, poor islands.

I fear to think what happened to the stray donkeys, horses and the frigates of Barbuda. It is nut just humans that suffered.

Let's hope this one was the last bad one this season. It is only Sept 09 by now though.

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Old 09-09-2017, 14:16   #4
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a few usefull numbers if you are on the island of st martin

FIRST AID/RESPONSE TEAM Sint Maarten
T +1721 5434778.
If you are in dire need of assistance.
Alternative number (they are prioritising evacuations- by the Curaçaoan task force): +5999 4637239
Emergency Numbers French side:
French Police +590590522190
French Hospital Marigot +590590522190
Centre Hospitalier Marigot Empfang f. Ambulance
B.P. 381 Spring Concordia 97054 Saint Martin Cedex
Sekretariat Consultation Externe +590590522607/08
Ambulance for French side:
Eric Ambulance +590590292934
Ambulance with Doctor +590590522636
Doctor on French side:
Dr. Marc Thibaut 8-12:30 a.m. 4-6.30 p.m. Sat 9-12 a.m.
+590590294289 Fax +590590294288
Urgency Cell +590690884000 home +1721544407


Info Prefecture: evacuation * ACCOMMODATION * research * offer your help
The cleaning of the runway at the grand case airport allowed for first rotations with the casa defense aircraft between guadeloupe and the Northern Islands.
People in poor health who need to be evacuated must be reported at cod@guadeloupe.pref.gouv.fr
In addition, the prefecture of guadeloupe has set up 3 E-mail addresses for:
1 / offer safe accommodation in Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy: Hebergement.Irma@Gmail.Com
2 / report people whose relatives are without news: Recherches.Irma@Gmail.Com
3 / offer material or human help: Aides.Irma@Gmail.Com
All this information can also be transmitted by telephone to the public information centre:
Guadeloupe: 0800 000 971
France Hexagonal: 0182 71 03 37
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for evacuation on sunday from st martin

Royal Caribbean International announced on Saturday afternoon that it was sending ships to St. Thomas and St. Maarten in a bid to not only provide supplies, but transport evacuees following Hurricane Irma.

The Adventure of the Seas will make a humanitarian stop in St. Maarten on Sunday and Majesty of the Seas will make humanitarian calls in St. Thomas and St. Maarten to provide supplies and also assist in transporting evacuees in St. Maarten to safety, the company said.

The September 15 cruise aboard the Majesty of the Seas has been cancelled and the ship will be utilized for rescue efforts in the Caribbean.

The Empress of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas are also ready to assist Key West and Tampa once the impact of the storm is known, Royal Caribbean added.

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re: sxm/anguilla rescue and evacuation information

Gotta appreciate the generosity of some of the cruise companies who will assist in the post hurricane work.

I am always moved by human kindness in the event of a tragedy.

Then we go and spoil it all by having wars and stuff.

Thank you whoever you are for being generous of spirit and helping your fellow man.

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Completely agree with weavis, and wanted to publicly thank atoll for providing the phone numbers as soon as possible, and in all the threads! A great big to atoll.

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more useful evacuation news for SXM

Team TUI
This is a message to all TUI passengers, non-residents of Saint Martin but still on island:
TUI is currently working together with all involved parties to get you back home as soon as possible.
Your names have been shared with the authorities and Dutch Army. It is very important to be present at the airport Sunday morning September 10th 10.00 hours local time.
Please report to the local authorities or army on the airport grounds. They will check your passport and provide you with instructions.
Further details will be given by these authorities, to help you board one of the available flights.
TUI can currently be reached via Whatsapp (+5999.523.7605), per e-mail reisbureau@tui.nl and our temporary number +31.20.892.1599.
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Thanks Alex for all your info...

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Thanks Alex for all your info...

thanks for changing the title!

hereis a recent update of news from sxm and saba

**LIVE UPDATE** 20:57 GMT 1+
'Relief' on Saint Maarten prior to weaker hurricane Jose
TODAY, 20:57 09sept2017
"It's quiet on the streets," begins Gordon Snow, editor of The Daily Herald on St. Maarten. "The marines have already left some posts. I can not say whether the rest is due to the presence of the marines or that everyone is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Jose."
Because everybody is preparing for it, he goes on. "There is a feeling of relief here that the storm is going to pass north to us, that's a sip of a drink. It's nice that we do not have to hit the hurricane winds again."
Expectations Hurricane Jose
Nothing is as changeable as a hurricane and this is good news for Saint Maarten. According to the latest calculations, Jose travels 120 kilometers along the Caribbean island.
"Jose is a compact hurricane," says weatherman Peter Kuipers Munneke. "As a result, wind speeds are still a lot less high. The speeds will be between 60 and 80 kilometers per hour, which is a lot less fierce than with Hurricane Irma." The hurricane reaches wind speeds of 350 kilometers per hour.
Snow has no power and water. "Water is being distributed, but it is not much. In that respect, we are delighted with the rain that comes with Jose, I have not been able to shower for a number of days. Many generators are operational but one is careful with everything Generators at homes could cause fire. "
It is dry now, it rained a few moments this morning.
Iwan
Iwan and his daughter Cheryl, who are on holiday in St. Maarten, had a very close contact with the outside world today. The NOS talked with them earlier. "We have evacuated Americans from an adjacent hotel. It is dry now, it rained a few hours this morning."
This is all they could tell. Then the power and hence the wifi in the hotel were switched off again.
Volkskrant correspondent Kees Broere is still on the island. "The soldiers and police who are still patrolling must come in soon because it becomes too dangerous for them," he says.
In the field of looting, there is little more to fear, most of them have been plundered.
Kees Broere
"It also means that relief flights are temporarily discontinued. The government has made it clear to people that they must stay in before the arrival of Hurricane Jose."
"In the field of looting, there is little more to fear, most of it has already been plundered," says Broere. Several supermarkets who had something else have even given away things, he says. "A car rental company has given the cars that still do it, given to soldiers so that they can be used at least useful."
Everyone helps each other, I am impressed.
Aron Hoogendoorn from Saba
On Saba, an island that is less affected, it is all better arranged. "Supermarkets still have some food," says Aron Hoogendoorn, the NOS.
"Everyone has enough and different people share each other. There has been a lot of happening in two days, everyone has been working hard to clear all the debris. Everyone helps each other, I'm impressed."
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more important info for anguilla

To get Saint Martiners to Anguilla. Call Capt. Trevor at 264 235 6354
Flights available out of Anguilla to St. Lucia, St. Kitts, & Antigua ...call Capt. Connor +12645821964 or WhatsApp +17215547404
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www.irmatracker.con

this is what is being used to find missing friends,relatives missing in irma internationally and locally link here
Person Tracker

Person Tracker
Let's help each other find our loved ones!

How to use this site:
Select an islands/countries from the list below
Click on "Search list of people" to see a list of people who have been reported missing/unreachable
or click on "Add missing person" to submit a name of the person or people you're looking for
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SXM streaming local radio,co-ordinating rescue and search for missing persons on the island

Laser 101.1 FM | The Station with the Attitude
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Call +17215437101 to ask for information about your missing person on the air
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contact for air and sea traffic with aid supplies

"The Dutch Marines are in control of the airport and any airline, charity organization or airline who wishes to send an aircraft with supplies, relief teams, etc. should contact the Headquarters of the Dutch Naval Operations based in Curacao at +599 946 37465"
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