philipsburg - About seventy injured and patients from St. Maarten's hospital have been transferred to nearby islands, especially to Aruba. From Curaçao and Aruba, one hundred police officers have arrived, who have to end the looting.
Lieutenant-to-Sea Egbert Chair can imagine the frustration and fear of the population. 'The situation is restless, keep hope, we are busy getting more manpower and resources in the affected area,' said Chair Saturday at Radio 1.
Sint-Maarten is now resigning for new emergency weather. After the devastating hurricane Irma, José approaches. Many buildings in St. Maarten have already been damaged or destroyed.
The residents try to prepare themselves as well as to prepare for the new hurricane. For example, they remove wooden shelves from the debris to close the windows.
José, now a fourth-class hurricane, presumably does not turn over in the night of Saturday on Sunday (local time) but shackles along the island. Because many communication tools have fallen out, probably no one knows that there is another hurricane.