“Come seek us”

News 8 September, 2017
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    Anne Caroline Desplanques

    Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:54

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    A couple of newlyweds quebec honeymoon on the road to Irma begs Ottawa to come to their aid.

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    “Come seek us “, begs Jullie Seguin Pilon since the islands Turks-and-Caicos islands, where the hurricane was expected in the night. The couple has stirred heaven and earth to leave the Caribbean before the passage of the monster, to no avail.

    “We called all the companies, even those in private jets. We were ready to pay any price for any destination as long as we came out of here, ” breath Ms. Séguin Pestle, attached to the Club Med Turquoise.

    The local airport has closed 24 hours before the arrival of Irma.

    “I do not understand what we may have left from Monday,” said Ms. Seguin Pilon. We were not aware of the information, it was in the preparations for our wedding. “

    “We are forgotten here “

    On the side of the embassy, the canadian authorities have been invited to register on the list of Canadians abroad, which allows Ottawa to keep in touch with them.

    Fifty Quebecers are staying at the Club Med Turquoise, ” says Ms. Seguin Pilon. The tourists were transferred to rooms located on floors and all windows have been caulked.

    But the site of world Affairs Canada is no mention of any repatriation plan. It is recommended that you simply “avoid all travel” to the islands, and Turks and Caicos, as in a dozen Caribbean islands.

    “I can’t blame the hotel, because it is well accompanied,” says the young woman. But one has the impression that one is forgotten here.”

    The local airport is closed and all the residents are invited to lock themselves in as soon as 14h this afternoon.

    The ministry of foreign Affairs has not been recalled by The Newspaper.