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Hurricane Irma: Aid Arrives as Branson Calls for 'Marshall Plan'

Hurricane Irma: Aid Arrives as Branson Calls for 'Marshall Plan'

"Without our tourist coming back to visit and share these attractive Island with us, there is no us", it said.

On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron was scheduled to arrive in St. Martin to bring aid and fend off criticism that he didn't do enough to respond to the storm's wrath.

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The Cyril E. King airport on St. Thomas is expected to reopen Saturday for commercial flights, Mapp said.

Kenneth Mapp, governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, said the delay in mobilizing the National Guard to St. John was unavoidable because the harbor was filled with overturned boats, making landings hard.

The governor's office said Cuomo will visit the USA territory in the Caribbean on Friday.

Hurricane Irma: 1200 Americans evacuated from St. Martin

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the British government "should have acted much faster", and those with relatives in hurricane-hit areas have said they have not been supported. "We have the necessary human and material resources, for what constitutes one of the main sources of income for the national economy". "They need to send a visible force to make people feel safe so they don't do desperate things", she told NBC. At least five people died in the British territories. In a blog post, he said "every island" in the British Virgin Islands had been devastated, including his own private isle, Necker. "It doesn't mean I won't be back".

"The situation is very critical", he told the residents in Guadeloupe.

St. Martin, an 87-square kilometer island split roughly in half between the French overseas territory of St. Martin and Dutch-administered St. Maarten, has suffered property damage and power outages. "What I want to do is to have a very fast recovery, so we are trying to fix the situation regarding health, education, access to water, energy and telecom".

Officials are starting recovery efforts on the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma.

But he said: "Communications has been hard, it isn't easy to fly between the islands and it isn't always easy for the governors or British staff to know who is left behind on which island".

"Apart from the structural damage, there have sadly been reports of casualties and fatalities", he said.

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