Effects of Hurricane Georges in The Lesser Antilles - Impact - Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands Antilles

Driving winds and rains caused moderate flooding and washed out roads around the island. Heavy rains caused mudslides on Montserrat's main volcano. Teams began on September 21 to clean up fallen debris from roads around the island. Georges shifted ferry services to Antigua and caused the cancellation of a concert on the island. The SSS islands (Saba, Sint Maarten and St. Eustatius), suffered moderate damage from Hurricane Georges. On Saba, the island's hospital lost its roof and patients had to be evacuated to a geriatric home. Later, the geriatric home lost its roof. The water system, airport and utilities were also damaged, the maximmal sustained gust has been 153 knots (283 km/h) in the elevated airport. In Sint Maarten, roofs were blown from houses, power lines and outages wes damaged, trees were uprooted, houses been damaged by the waves and some boats were sunk. The Princess Juliana recorded a 54 knots (100 km/h) sustained winds and sustained gust at 83 knots (154 km/h) and a minimal pressure down to 995 mb (29.38 In Hg). In Saint Eustacius, no communication was possible throughout the island.

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