Hurricane Irma leaves 10 dead in Carribean, storm heads to Florida

Published on : Thursday, September 7, 2017

irmaBlowing with a wind speed of 180 mph Hurricane Irma caused widespread destruction in the northeast Caribbean islands killing around ten people.


The hurricane thrashed and battered the islands of Barbuda, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands leading to widespread devastation.


Almost all the buildings of Barbuda collapsed and is not fit for habitation said Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda.



Officials mentioned Puerto Rico went without power due to lashing by winds and torrential rains. However, it was spared a direct hit.



As Hurricane Irma passed, rescue personal could notice a flooded, unoccupied vehicle in Fajardo, Puerto Rico last night.




Over the weekend one of the strongest category 5 storms in the Atlantic is possibly heading towards to hit Florida. It was observed that on Thursday morning the storm moved off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic and was 95 miles north of Punta Cana.



As reported by the National Hurricane Center the center of the storm will shift pass north of the coast of Hispaniola later today. It will near the Turks and Caicos islands and the southeastern Bahamas by evening.


According to the French officials six died on the French side of the island of St. Martin and two other on St. Barthelemy.



The Prime Minister Gaston Browne said that 95% buildings damaged in the one of the two major islands in the nation of Antigua and Barbuda. The damage was ‘unprecedented’ and will cause absolute devastation costing around $100 million to rebuild.




Around 1,800 residents of Berbuda island were bereft of  telecommunication system and cell towers.

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