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.