Activation time (UTC): 2017-09-07 12:40:00 Event time (UTC): 2017-09-06 11:00:00 Event type: Storm (Tropical cyclone, hurricane, typhoon)
The islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius were struck by Hurricane IRMA on 7 September 2017. All three islands were impacted, but Sint Maarten sustained the most damage. The French part of the island was “95% destroyed” and a number of fatalities have been reported. In response the Netherlands has sent marines to St Maarten, and two aid flights.
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Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Mapping is a service funded by European Commission aimed at providing actors in the management of natural and man-made disasters, in particular Civil Protection Authorities and Humanitarian Aid actors, with mapping products based on satellite imagery.
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