Shelters provide safe places for families to seek refuge in the event of a disaster, such as hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. Most of Sint Maarten’s shelters are housed in community centers, school gymnasiums and churches. These facilities are used throughout the year to serve vital community functions. This is no different in disasters when they help to protect the vulnerable from the potentially catastrophic effects of wind, rain and flooding.

In total, some eleven (11) shelters in Sint Maarten received much-needed upgrades, enhancements and minor repairs through the Trust Fund.

The repairs included:

  • Installing new generators and air-conditioning units
  • Building above-ground water reservoirs
  • Replacing missing, broken and/or outdated windows, doors and shutters
  • Plumbing and electrical repairs (where necessary)

List of Shelters

  1. Melford Hazel Sports and Recreational Center – Soualiga Road, Sucker Garden
  2. Milton Peters College (MPC) Gym Hall – L.B. Scott Road, South Reward
  3. L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium – Longwall Road, Philipsburg
  4. Marie Genevieve de Weever School – Experiment Estate Drive, Hope Estate
  5. Dutch Quarter Community Center – Dacca Road, Dutch Quarter
  6. Belvedere Community Center – Belvedere Estate Road, Belvedere
  7. Rupert Maynard Community Center – St. Peters Road, St. Peters
  8. Little League Ball Park – Soualiga Road, Pond Island
  9. National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) – Bobcat Road, Cay Hill
  10. Simpson Bay Sports Community Center – Sister Modesta Road, Simpson Bay
  11. John Larmonie Center – Long Wall Road, Philipsburg

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