Shelters for American citizens on St. Maarten

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ISLAND OF ST. MAARTEN (WIVB)- The following message is from the U.S. Department of State:

The Department of State is exploring every possible option to assist U.S. citizens in Dutch St. Maarten. At this time, the airport and seaports are closed. Communication infrastructure has been heavily damaged. There is no U.S. consular presence on the island. U.S. citizens should follow the instructions provided by local authorities and call 911 locally if they require immediate assistance. Shelters are available at the following locations:

  • New Testament Baptist Church in Philipsburg;
  • Sister Marie-Laurence Primary School in Middle Region;
  • Belvedere Community Center in Belvedere;
  • Dutch Quarter Community Center in Dutch Quarter;
  • Rupert I Maynard Youth Community Center St. Peters;
  • NIPA National Institute for Professional Advancement Cay Hill;
  • Christian Fellowship Church Across from Pineapple Pete’s Cole Bay.

News 4 is aware of at least three western New Yorkers currently on St. Maarten.

If you have family or friends stuck on St. Maarten, authorities with the Department of State suggest they be registered. Follow the instructions below:

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