Canada sends aid
A Toronto-based aid organization has sent four people to St. Maarten to deliver supplies to those affected by Hurricane Irma.
Rahul Singh, executive director of Global Medic, said four members of a rapid response team boarded a Sunwing rescue flight from Toronto at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday and landed in the late morning.
The Sunwing plane was expected to rescue stranded tourists from Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
The Global Medic team sent enough hygiene kits and water purification kits for 1,700 people, along with water purification units that will be used in public places like hospitals and schools that can support 2,000 people a day.
They will also provide St. Maarten’s government with enough water purification tablets to purify 1,000,000 litres.
Singh says they’ll also be using drones to provide the government with aerial footage of the damage.