Rescue operations have begun on the Netherlands overseas Caribbean islands of St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and Saba, after Hurricane Irma caused widespread flooding and damage, Wednesday morning. The Category Five hurricane has left 40,000 people without food and water, with inhabitants potentially being stranded on the three islands for a further five days. The Dutch Ministry of Defense has sent... Еще navy vessels Zr. Ms. Zeeland and Zr. Ms. Pelican, equipped with soldiers, rescue equipment and supplies, to assist those stranded and prevent looting. Attempts to restore the Princess Juliana International Airport on St.Maarten are currently underway.