Caribbean Hurricane Survivors: “We’re Running Out of Water”

HeadlineSep 13, 2017
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In the Caribbean, residents of islands devastated by Hurricane Irma’s Category 5 winds say they’re running out of food and water. This is Sunil Sadhwani, a survivor on the island of Saint Martin.

Sunil Sadhwani: “We are running out of the water right now, especially the drinking water. So, kids are in the house, so we need the water to survive. So, hopefully, we pray to God that we get the water first, then electricity can come a little later, no problem. But the water is the main thing to survive on, you know?”

The desperate pleas for food, water and assistance came as the governments of France, Britain and the Netherlands faced increasing criticism over their responses to the hurricane in their Caribbean territories, after the storm leveled over 90 percent of buildings on some islands.

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