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Macron to visit devastated French Caribbean islands

French President Emmanuel Macron is to leave Paris late Monday for Saint-Martin, one of the French Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma, amid a growing political row over France's management of the crisis.

Irma-battered French Caribbean islands escape second hurricane

Category four hurricane Jose has passed more than 100 kilometres away from the Caribbean islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy, where Hurricane Irma last week wreaked devastation and left tens of thousands homeless before moving on towards the American continent.

Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc on French Caribbean islands

The eye of the category five hurricane struck Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy overnight, with recorded gusts of more than 360 kilometres per hour, flattening buildings and trees and causing severe flooding from raised sealevels and giant waves.