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Martin September 12, Puerto Rico opens arms to refugees from Irma's chaos BY. Virgin Islands whose homes were destroyed by the storm, with a cruise ship carrying up to 2, more evacuees due on Thursday. Visibly shaken residents from St. Martin and the Virgin Islands arrived on Tuesday in U. John in the U. Virgin Islands.
Virgin Island of St. Virgin Islands commissioner of tourism said. Irma skirted Puerto Rico last week, knocking out power to 70 percent of the island, damaging buildings and killing at least three people, but the destruction was not nearly as bad as elsewhere in the Caribbean. The storm's mph kmh winds struck hardest on a string of tiny Caribbean islands that are territories of Britain, France, the Netherlands and the United States. Homes, hotels, hospitals, marinas and airports were badly damaged and the scale of the destruction seemed to catch the wealthy nations off guard.
The nations all have launched military relief operations but locals and tourists have criticized the response for being too slow and not reaching everybody evenly. Martin, a French territory shared with the Netherlands. Dutch King Willem-Alexander said the destruction he saw in St. Martin was on a scale he "had never seen before.
Morrison then took shelter in friend's more secure place. And from the hardest struggle, that's where the real people come out," Vonfabrice said, thanking Puerto Rico for sending food water and ships to the Virgin Islands. Other countries in the region also helped.
Lucia has agreed to house prisoners from Turks and Caicos and the British Virgin Islands, after the storm damaged the prisons in those British territories. The Cayman Islands has sent police to help reinforce security in the British Virgin Islands after more than prisoners escaped when the storm breached the prison. Mexico's foreign minister instructed his diplomats in the Caribbean to offer unspecified help to Puerto Rico and Cuba.
Mexico is itself reeling from an earthquake and a hurricane and this week canceled an offer of aid to the United States after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. Comments 0.
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