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foreign officials visit hurricane-hit caribbean islands | news

a number of foreign dignitaries are set to visit the caribbean islands devastated by hurricane irma.dutch king willem-alexander was the first notable to visit the dutch side of saint martin on monday and was scheduled to fly to two other smaller dutch islands on tuesday."everywhere you can see destruction and horror," the king told dutch television in the capital, philipsburg. "i have never seen anything like this, and i have seen quite a lot of nature's force and the violence of war."the dutch army and the red cross are providing emergency assistance. naval ships and military aircraft have been supplying the 40,000 or so inhabitants of the territory with water, food and tents.french president emmanuel macron is also due to arrive on saint martin on tuesday, and the presidential plane will carry essential goods and materials.french prime minister edouard philippe said monday that local authorities would draw up evacuation lists for residents who want to leave saint martin. read more :what you need to know - hurricane irma and its impacts priority in evacuation to guadeloupe or mainland france will be given to vulnerable people whose homes are uninhabitable, including the elderly and families with young children.with saint martin's hospitals hard hit by irma, philippe said a tent clinic would be opened on the island. a warship being dispatched from mainland france would also offer residents its medical facilities on board.meanwhile, and facing mounting criticism of his g...