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BeachKitten
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Re: Compiled damage report [Re: porkchop06]
      #1744423 - 09/09/17 02:30 PM (96.231.206.165)

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porkchop06 said:
Thank you, Carol. It is really just so shocking! I have seen lots of pictures and video of the Dutch military on the island helping. Are the French military also assisting?




This is what the gendarms have been dealing with:
http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/sa...017-7245753.php

As far as the grilling? I would think they needed to cook food before it spoiled from lack of refrigeration.

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porkchop06
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Re: Compiled damage report [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1744424 - 09/09/17 02:30 PM (174.192.35.188)

Outrageous.

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porkchop06
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Re: Compiled damage report [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1744427 - 09/09/17 02:35 PM (174.192.35.188)

I am not referring to the local gendarmerie. The Dutch Marines came to assist. I was wondering if France sent their military.

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SXMScubaman
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Re: Compiled damage report [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1744429 - 09/09/17 02:36 PM (24.22.151.53)

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Carol_Hill said:
I don't know. A woman yesterday on Laser 101 said she had seen NO gendarmes, except some barbequing in their front yard.



Aren't they allowed to eat too.


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BeachKitten
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Re: Compiled damage report [Re: porkchop06]
      #1744430 - 09/09/17 02:38 PM (96.231.206.165)

Porkchop. The gendarms ARE military. And up to 400 more are on their way (numbers vary on outlet reporting).

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-updates...-htmlstory.html

To St Barts and St Martin:
More than 1,100 French emergency services — gendarmes, police, civil security, soldiers and health personnel — have been dispatched to the two islands, where an emergency electricity network has been set up to keep hospitals working.

Police forces have been kept busy trying to prevent the pillaging of shops and private properties. An overnight curfew was imposed between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. in anticipation of José, which is expected to pass north of the islands Saturday.

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Edited by BeachKitten (09/09/17 02:46 PM)


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porkchop06
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Re: Compiled damage report [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1744432 - 09/09/17 02:40 PM (174.192.35.188)

Great. That answers my question. They are on the way....

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Re: Compiled damage report [Re: porkchop06]
      #1744469 - 09/09/17 04:43 PM (76.21.207.46)

By 1300 today USAF Special Forces MC-130s had already evacuated over 170 US citizens out of PJIA to Puerto Rico... after sending in a Special Forces Air Traffic Control team and their equipment.

Go Air Force...!

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StanE
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Re: Compiled damage report [Re: Bill_S]
      #1744567 - 09/09/17 09:13 PM (73.197.221.171)

I heard some of the homes in Pointe Blanche were destroyed. I can't provide any more detail. I had a phone conversation with someone on the island and her phone battery went dead during the conversation (no electricity to charge a phone). I'll try to post more info as it becomes available.

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CanuckTravlr
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Re: Compiled damage report [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1744798 - 09/10/17 06:04 PM (65.95.164.10)

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BeachKitten said:

Does anyone know the location the pic in #8 is?




Picture 8 shows the Pelican Cove townhouse condo complex in Pelican Key. It is located at the far end of Billy Folly Road on the point of land separating Lay Bay and Cole Bay. We stayed there for 3 weeks in February 2015.

It is a fantastic place to stay. I was relieved to see that the buildings and roofs appear to have survived relatively intact. But I suspect there has been significant water damage from the storm surge and winds.

I wish all of those on St. Maarten/St Martin our prayers for a safe and speedy return to normality, but I suspect it will be many months or even years before that truly happens. We will miss being able to visit our favourite island for the next while.


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Re: Compiled damage report [Re: CanuckTravlr]
      #1744827 - 09/10/17 07:32 PM (99.59.33.138)

Heard from Dany of Cupecoy Beach...he and his family are fine. He's been staying close to home, protecting his property. Apparently the reports we've been hearing about the lawlessness on the French side are unfortunately true.

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