Un quartier toujours coupé du monde — Saint-Martin

Un quartier toujours coupé du monde — Saint-Martin

Un quartier toujours coupé du monde — Saint-Martin

Vendredi matin, le bilan total est de 12 morts à travers les Caraïbes, et 95 % de Saint-Martin serait détruite d'après les autorités.

Les habitants de Saint-Martin font face, après le passage de l'ouragan Irma, à une autre menace: celle de bandes organisées prêtes à tout piller. Des photos de l'AFP montrent également plusieurs personnes en train de dévaliser un petit commerce à Quartier-d'Orléans à Saint-Martin. Côté néerlandais, un témoin, cité par le quotidien Algemeen Dagblad, a évoqué "des gens armés de revolvers et de machettes dans la rue". "La situation est très grave, personne n'est en charge", a-t-il ajouté. "Nous faisons tout ce qui est en notre pouvoir pour faire parvenir l'aide à la région", a-t-il ajouté. Des troupes supplémentaires et des policiers devaient arriver en renfort dans la partie sud de l'île pour aider à rétablir l'ordre, ont indiqué des responsables néerlandais.

Pendant ce temps, l'ouragan José s'approche dangereusement de Saint-Martin.

"La bonne nouvelle, c'est que la Guadeloupe va être moins touchée que ce qu'on pouvait penser, on peut (y) avoir un hub logistique où on rapatrie actuellement des moyens et des hommes de la Martinique et de la Guyane pour intervenir sur St Barthélémy et St Martin le plus vite possible après ces événements", s'est-elle félicitée.

Baptisée "Urgence Info Îles du Nord", cette radio va diffuser des messages sur la météo, la sécurité, la distribution des rations alimentaires et de l'eau, l'état des réseaux, le rétablissement des liaisons commerciales et les messages sanitaires, précise Radio France dans un communiqué. Un chaos qui profite aux pilleurs. Une habitante de l'île raconte comment l'insécurité grandit à cause des pillages qui se multiplient.

"Les maisons sont éventrées, l'aérodrome est hors d'usage, les poteaux électriques et téléphoniques sont par terre".

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