200 MPH Hurricane Irma Rips Through St. Martin
Hurricane Irma kills six on Caribbean island St Martin:
At least six people have been killed in the French part of the Caribbean island St Martin after Hurricane Irma tore through the region, Guadeloupe prefect Eric Maire said Wednesday.
“This is not the final toll. Far from it. We sadly risk further discoveries,” Maire told journalists.
“The police didn’t start again until the middle of the morning, we were not able, even with firefighters, to explore the whole of the island,” he added.
Hurricane Irma leaves Dutch St. Martin ‘unreachable’
Hurricane Irma has caused “huge damage” to St. Martin, devastating its airport and port and leaving the Dutch part of the Caribbean island unreachable, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Thursday.
“Alas, the island is not reachable at this point because of the huge damage to the airport and the harbor,” Rutte told reporters.
St. Martin’s famous airport badly damaged by Hurricane Irma
St. Martin’s famous Princess Juliana International Airport, where spectators are known to cling to the barrier fences to feel the jet blast of an airplane taking off and planes fly right over the heads of beachgoers, was decimated by the powerful storm Wednesday.
Hurricane Irma Devastating The Caribbean Island Of St. Martin with winds of 200 mph at landfall.