King Orders Airlift of Jordanians from St Martin after Irma Hurricane

تم نشره في Tue 19 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
  • His Majesty King Abdullah II - (Source)

AMMAN —Upon directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, a Jordanian plane, early Monday, headed for Saint Martin Island to airlift 96 Jordanians from the Caribbean island, which was hit by the devastating Irma Hurricane.

The Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs said it is in continuous contact with the Jordanian citizens in the island and also coordinating with the French and Dutch authorities to safely evacuate the citizens.

Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, has caused widespread destruction across the shared Dutch and French Caribbean Island. Irma, at times a category five hurricane, packed winds of up to 295km/h (185mph), turning the picturesque tourist haven into a sweltering trash heap without power, water or communications.