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Military transports airlifted more than three hundred thousand pounds of emergency supplies -- including food, potable water, ice, and plastic sheeting -- to the island of St. Thomas in the wake of hurricane Marilyn. President Clinton has declared both the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico disaster areas because of storm damage. About 100 U.S. marshals have been sent to St. Thomas to prevent looting. In St. Thomas, the hardest hit of the Vigin Islands, boats were blown into the middle of streets and housing complexes collapsed, while most private homes lost their roofs. Surprisingly, there have been only 9 reported deaths from the hurricane throughout the Caribbean. TIME's Lorelei Albanese reports that is not much comfort for those in the path of the hurricane: "A lot of people made it out with their lives, but they lost just about everything else."