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PelicanPirate
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Re: URGENT Message for ALL U.S. Citizens ! get to ... [Re: pat]
      #1745916 - 09/14/17 08:37 AM (24.43.241.83)

Amen on the essential stuff staying focused on the Evac info

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Re: URGENT Message for ALL U.S. Citizens ! get to ... [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1745927 - 09/14/17 08:58 AM (67.85.162.112)

Thanks, but let's not dilute this thread by posting non-essential info.

U.S. Consulate finally issued "Sitrep 10"
which is the exact info I posted here, above, a few hours ago...

https://cw.usconsulate.gov/notice-u-s-citizens-aftermath-hurricane-irma-sitrep-10/

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Re: URGENT Message for ALL U.S. Citizens ! get to ... [Re: Rasputin]
      #1745970 - 09/14/17 11:39 AM (67.85.162.112)

Evacuation update per local SXM newspaper:

https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/69...ation-on-friday

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Re: URGENT Message for ALL U.S. Citizens ! get to ... [Re: Rasputin]
      #1745974 - 09/14/17 11:45 AM (67.85.162.112)

in case the above link goes down:

"~ Space for 2450 passengers ~

"PORT ST. MAARTEN--Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Majesty of the Seas cruise ship is expected to arrive on Friday to offer a humanitarian mission aimed at evacuating from St. Maarten American citizens or those with Visa Waiver/ESTA entry requirements, allowing the person to enter the U.S. territory legally.

Persons interested in evacuating and meeting the criteria should go to the St. Maarten Festival Village on Pond Island to register on Friday. Registration starts at 7:00am until 3:00pm.

Persons can also register online if you have Internet connection at: [Email]stormhelp@rccl.com.[/Email] Majesty of the Seas will take persons to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The vessels capacity is 2450. The evacuees are allowed to bring one piece of luggage per person as well as service pets, or a small dog or cat with their relevant travel documents.

Persons will be responsible for their own travel beyond Puerto Rico to their final destination. Everybody should meet at the Festival Village in an orderly manner and park in the public parking areas near the village. The Marines will be at the Festival Village to assist with security.

Qualifying individuals with travel documents to enter the United States of America will be taken by bus to the Port St. Maarten Cruise Facility.
Evacuees should not come to the Port directly because they will not be given access to the facility.

Evacuees should have a friend or family member remove their vehicles from the parking lot at the Festival Village because if they do not it will be towed...."


Edited by Rasputin (09/14/17 11:56 AM)


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Re: URGENT Message for ALL U.S. Citizens ! get to ... [Re: Rasputin]
      #1745977 - 09/14/17 11:54 AM (67.85.162.112)

Where is "St. Maarten Festival Village on Pond Island?

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Re: URGENT Message for ALL U.S. Citizens ! get to ... [Re: Rasputin]
      #1745988 - 09/14/17 12:11 PM (24.43.241.83)

St maarten festivall village is on Souliga road by the university of SXM and the Salt Pickers roundabout. Roundabout is intersection of walter nisbeth road and souliga road near big govt building. A couple of streets in from front street.

It is a plaza area created for people to set up shop selling things like shirts.

It is in long walking distance to the port 1.8km but i heard on Laser 101 that buses will be used to take people from Festival Village to the ship. They have space for over 2000 they said.

They are taking pets on this boat with proper vaccine papers for dogs. Cats dont need papers.

Separately from this ship evac, Laser 101 said the us state department wants any us citizen who is declining evacuation due to not wanting to abandon pets to contact the state dept at their website to make arrangements.


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Edited by PelicanPirate (09/14/17 12:25 PM)


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Re: URGENT Message for ALL U.S. Citizens ! get to ... [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1746200 - 09/15/17 08:58 AM (67.85.162.112)

NO new news from State Dept. for Friday, Sept. 15th.

No special evacuation flights for today mentioned.
Only flights mentioned at all are possible KLM shuttle flights to Aruba. No new "Sitrep" issued as of yet.

I think for today, everything is concentrated on today's Cruise Ship evacuation, which is better explained by local newspaper: (same link as posted previously)

https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/69...ation-on-friday

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Re: URGENT Message for ALL U.S. Citizens ! get to ... [Re: Rasputin]
      #1746291 - 09/15/17 05:50 PM (67.85.162.112)

OK the latest, for tomorrow, Sept. 16th! from the U.S. State Dept. for U.S. Citizens:

"Dutch Sint Maarten:

Limited humanitarian and commercial airline evacuation flights continue to operate and provide evacuation services on a case by case basis. U.S. Citizens in need of assistance should email [Email]IrmaEmergencyUSC@state.gov.[/Email] If you are in need of urgent emergency assistance, call 1-888-407-4747 (from the United States and Canada), +1-202-501-4444 (from all other countries).

French Saint Martin

Please see information for Sint Maarten, above. Local authorities report the border crossing between Saint Martin (French side) and Sint Maarten (Dutch side) will be closed at night. U.S. citizens may be prevented from crossing into Sint Maarten at night."

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I don't think that they will be issuing anymore "Sitreps" from this point forward. Without the airport really operational (IMO, but I won't explain here) there are not any easy answers for any US citizens left on island who want to be evacuated.

I hereby suggest to Mods that this thread be closed for now so it does not get diluted, but leave it pinned for a while. If there is anything new from State Dept. to post, I will notify Mods.

If anyone has any comments, please start a new thread.

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