Released 9 August 2017
Kingston, Jamaica (September 8, 2017)
Army officers in Sint Maarten are fine, with modest damage to their facilities
and they currently have 37 persons sheltering at their corps building.
The officers are expecting this number to rise over the next few days and
will be prepared for this need. The Salvation Army Antigua District is
partnering with the government to feed evacuees from Barbuda.
The Salvation Army in Haiti and Turks and Caicos is assessing the
damage caused by Hurricane Irma and will be developing a strategy of response.
The Salvation Army will be monitoring the
hurricane as it makes landfall in the Bahamas.
The Divisional Headquarters in Nassau has preemptively restocked its
food pantry with emergency supplies to give rapid response to the affected