after a “lull” in Guadeloupe, the storm is heading towards Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, according to the Minister of Overseas Territories

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after a “lull” in Guadeloupe, the storm is heading towards Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, according to the Minister of Overseas Territories
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The Minister Delegate for Overseas Affairs, Philippe Vigier, indicates on franceinfo, Saturday October 21, that the storm is approaching two other French islands in the area.

Published on 10/21/2023 22:11


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The weather is calm in Guadeloupe», indicates this Saturday October 21 on franceinfo, Philippe Vigier, Minister Delegate for Overseas Territories. He confirms that “the prefect lifted the confinement » at 3 p.m. local (9 p.m. in Paris). According to him, there were no victims, only material damage. At 9 p.m., 4,000 Guadeloupean homes were without electricity, reports the minister.

The storm is heading straight towards St-Martin and St-Barthélémy, “identical provisions” made to those in Guadeloupe

The island of Désirade was particularly affected. On this island in the east of the archipelago, the wind blew at 140 km/h with peaks recorded at 170 km/h, specifies the minister. According to him, there was also “holes of 4 to 5 meters in the sea“. Of the ” considerable means“were deployed: 600 gendarmes, 100 police officers and 200 firefighters,” said the Minister of Overseas Affairs. A doctor was even sent as reinforcement to La Désirade.

After passing Guadeloupe, Hurricane Tammy is heading towards Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy. “ We have taken identical measures (to those taken in Guadeloupe) so as not to have to deplore another human catastrophe.“, explains Philippe Vigier.

The minister announces that he will be in Guadeloupe, Monday October 23, before a trip to Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy.

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