Hurricane Irma and Maria 2017

17/09/2017 01/12/2017


  • Sint Maarten Airport
  • Roseau, Dominica
  • Marigot, Dominica
  • Saint-Sauveur, Dominica

Equipment deployed

  • C/Ku-band Flyaway Antenna Systems
  • Nomadic Power
  • Nomadic Power

Facts re-established critical connectivity in the Caribbean following hurricanes Irma and Maria, in September 2017. Disaster Response Kits provided critical connectivity for the coordination center in Dominica and restored connectivity for the airport in Saint Martin.
The Rapid Response Kit was deployed by the Government of Luxembourg to provide vital satellite-enabled connectivity to the coordination center in Dominica, following the devastation brought by the Category 5 Hurricane Maria in September 2017.

The connectivity provided by an SES satellite was used for broadband and voice communications, to ensure that emergency services and first responders could stay informed and connected and were able to act quickly where they were most needed.

The solution was deployed upon the request of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) to support the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and installed by Luxembourg Civil Protection volunteers.

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