List of Safety Shelters in Sint Maarten as Hurricane Maria Approaches, Curfew in Effect

It’s an impossible situation on Sint Maarten/Saint Martin right now and there are a lot of people who will need shelter as Hurricane Maria approaches (latest update here).

Here is a list of eight shelters available starting at 5 pm today (Monday).

St. Maarten Academy School Gym (St. Peters)
Dutch Quarter Community Center (Dutch Quarter)
Belvedere Primary School (Belvedere)
National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA, Cay Hill)
Leonard Connor School (Cay Bay)
MAC School (St. John’s Estate)
Little League Ball Park (Pond Island)
Salvation Army (Cole Bay)

All shelters above (with the possible exception of the Salvation Army shelter) are 24 hour shelters only, unless otherwise notified. Everyone leaving one of the first seven shelters listed above, after the storm, will be given 2 tarps and a shelter kit.

In addition, starting at 7 pm today, the Dutch government has placed a curfew in effect until further notice. All citizens are to remain off the roads and inside until the curfew has been lifted, after Hurricane Maria has passed.

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Jon Ferlise

I fell in love with the island of Saint Martin the first time I visited to celebrate my 40th birthday in May of 2009. Since then, I've spent most birthdays there, and have visited countless other times getting to know this wonderful place and the friendly locals that make it so special. I adore the culture, the people, the community, and the beauty of this stunning island. SXM Strong is a website that I started to support humanitarian relief efforts following Hurricane Irma. There was no plan, it just evolved as I witnessed the devastation that Irma caused the island and the huge need to communicate and disseminate information about what had happened and how people could help support this island and its people.

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