The Associated Press reports that of the at least 24 people who were killed by Irma in the Caribbean, at least four people died in the US territory.
He said: “We felt the full force of the strongest hurricane ever in the Atlantic Ocean”. Following disasters, we typically find lost and bewildered animals, suffering from injuries, hunger, and dehydration/shock, and in need of immediate care.
Irma’s estimated to have caused at least $10 billion in damage across all the islands.
Three planes were on their way to deliver crucial supplies to the region, he said, while the United Kingdom will be sending military operation to Anguilla, one of the first islands to be hit by Irma and receive aid, as soon as possible to ensure it “does not now slip behind”. “I am truly heartbroken by this news”.
The security situation in the British Virgin Islands was exacerbated by the escape of more than 100 inmates from a prison “breached” by Irma.
British soldiers and police officers have been sent to the British Virgin Islands to prevent lawlessness and looting and restore order.
He said he was there “to additionally activate help endeavors and remaking anticipates the British Virgin Islands and more extensive Caribbean”. At least one person, a toddler, was killed. Many residents there have been evacuated ahead of Jose.
And now we’re going to turn to Cuba for a moment, where Hurricane Irma left its mark earlier today.
Rivers said her vehicle was broken into with a hammer, items were stolen from the flattened sushi restaurant where she worked, and she saw fights break out in St. Thomas among increasingly desperate people jostling for food and water. There was no communication coming out of St. Thomas and St. John.
Some 95 percent of the island’s buildings are believed to have been destroyed, leaving nearly all of the 1,600 inhabitants homeless. Power was restored to parts of the island, though most residents still remained in the dark and downed power lines posed a hazard.
“I sincerely would not be alive, I would not have survived Hurricane Irma, had he not been there”.
Recovery and aid efforts are under way in the worst-affected islands, while many British nationals are working to piece together their lives from the ruins of the storm.
Her husband, Dominique Vilier, told CNN there had been looting and robbing in the wake of the hurricane, which has left them without food and water.
And Matthews said Irma convinced her and her neighbor that sticking around for a monster storm is not a good idea.
Geoffrey Scott Baker said his daughter, Amy Brown, had been ignored.
The U.K. government defended its response to Hurricane Irma on Monday, amid claims it has been slow to help British overseas territories devastated by the storm.
Ms Penney said: “It slammed into me, but it would have taken me if Chouby hadn’t been able to be right next to me and just push it so that it got directed into the wind“.
Asked what they intend to do next, with a sigh Mrs Nibbs simply said: “I don’t know my love”.
The islands’ woes increased as the airport on St. Barts was closed, and those in Anguilla and St. Martin were open only to the military, rescue crews and aid organizations.
Mr Johnson said, in addition to the £32 million already set aside following the disaster, the Government would be matching public donations to the Red Cross appeal.