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Hurricane "Irma": "the greatest airlift" since the last war to help French Antilles

Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe - President Macron said that while visiting the region just after the passage of the storm

The French President Emmanuel Macron landed in the overseas French department of Guadeloupe, a territory marked by the recent passage of hurricane "Irma". From the devastated region he said about the aid management: "What we started when the crisis began is one of the greatest airlift since World War II. While I am speaking to you, there are 1900 people among law enforcement and armed forces in St Martin to ensure safety on the island. Return to normality is the first priority". A return to normality that according to the President himself goes through a reconstruction that shall answer very precise "seismic and environmental criteria". However, members of the opposition are quantifying the impact that both the airlift and the reconstruction will have from an economical point of view, and are heavily criticizing the so conceived aid management.

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