A little over ten days after the passage of Hurricane Irma, the French Antilles were once again struck by another hurricane, Hurricane Maria, between September 18 and 20, 2017. With wind gusts exceeding 215 km/h, the Saintes Islands took the brunt of the damage. Hurricane Maria was accompanied by extensive rainfall and a storm surge that caused flooding and submersions...
€ 40 - 70 mThis event, less costly than Hurricane Irma, is estimated to cost the market between € 40 and 70 m.
215 km/hWind gusts exceeded 215 km/h.
80,000The destruction of electrical power lines deprived 80,000 homes of electricity in Guadeloupe.
5656 municipalities were recognized as Natural Disaster zones at end 2017.