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The U.S. government said it successfully evacuated more than 1,200 Americans from the Caribbean island of St. Martin/St. Maarten, located east of Puerto Rico, which last week had been slammed by Hurricane Irma.
A State Department official said evacuations, via military flights, brought the U.S. citizens to Puerto Rico.
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"Evacuation efforts will prioritize U.S. citizens needing urgent medical care, followed by a broad call with additional information other U.S. citizens remaining on the island," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement, according to NBC News.
"We will accommodate third country nationals on a space available basis," she added. "We continue to advise...
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