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St Maarten was ‘hell’

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, heatherlynevanson@nationnews.com

Added 13 September 2017


Barbadians Brian Cole and Charlene Bovell, who were airlifted out by Barbados Defence Force soldiers, were happy to be back home yesterday. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

HELL ON EARTH. That is how another Barbadian has described St Maarten in the wake of the passage of super hurricane Irma last week.

“It’s the worst thing ever. I would never want Bajans to go through it,” said Malissa Koeiman who, along with teachers Brian Cole and Charlene Bovell, were airlifted out of the Dutch side of the island by Barbados Defence Force (BDF) soldiers yesterday.

All three are urging Barbadians to take hurricanes seriously.

“We should be thankful for everything we do here, every hurricane that passes us, because the winds were like 180 miles per hour. It was very, very frightening for me because I had to keep the partition that I was staying in up with a chair so it wouldn’t come down on me,” Koeiman, a beauty therapist at a Dutch hotel, recalled. (HLE)

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