Hurricane Irma struck the islands of Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten on 6 September. On 9 September a second hurricane (Jose) passed by the islands, but did not cause any significant additional damage. On 19 and 20 September hurricane Maria passed by the islands.
For more information, see the FAQs.
Do you have a question about the situation on St Maarten, St Eustatius or Saba? You can use this contact form to ask your question. If you prefer to ask your question by phone, you can call 1400 (week days from 8 AM to 8 PM) if you are in the Netherlands.
If you are in St Maarten, St Eustatius or Saba or any other country, the number to call is +31 77 4656 767. Due to the time difference, you can only phone this number from the islands until 2 PM local time.
Dutch citizens in other countries in the hurricane-affected region who need assistance should call +31 247 247 247.
- For general media enquiries to the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations: +31 (0)70 426 8888.
- Residents of Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten can find up-to-date information on the Facebook page of the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland.
- The Nederland Wereldwijd website provides travel advisories (in Dutch) for hurricane-affected countries other than Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten.