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Hurricane Irma: Toronto-based aid organization sends volunteers to storm-stricken St. Maarten

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Hurricane Irma has caused "enormous damage" to the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of St. Martin, the Royal Netherlands Navy said on Thursday – Sep 7, 2017

TORONTO – A Toronto-based aid organization says it’s sent four people to storm-battered St. Maarten to deliver supplies to those affected by Hurricane Irma.

Rahul Singh, executive director of Global Medic, says the agency’s volunteers are headed down on a Sunwing rescue flight.

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Sunwing says the flight, which left at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday and is scheduled to land in the early afternoon, will rescue stranded tourists from Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Singh says the Global Medic volunteers are bringing hygiene kits and water purification kits to distribute to residents, along with water purification units that will be used in hospitals.

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Singh says they’ll also be using drones to provide the government with aerial footage of the damage.

Sunwing says the rescue flight to St. Maarten is one of 30 that the company has sent to the Caribbean.

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