Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Hurricane Irma: Boris Johnson sees impact on Caribbean

Hurricane Irma: Boris Johnson sees impact on Caribbean

When Hurricane Irma devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands last Wednesday Ben Steed, a Texas native who now lives on the island of St. John, rounded up his friends there.

She also suggested that salt spray whipped up during the hurricane may have coated tree leaves, disguising parts of the once-green landscape.

It said two members of the United Kingdom police cadre, who support the military in times of global crisis, flew out on Friday, while a further 53 British officers from 14 police forces, including the Metropolitan Police, are due to leave from RAF Brize Norton in co-operation with the MoD.

That seems to be because Irma's eye went just a bit north above Antigua, sparing the island the brunt of its devastation, while Barbuda was hit hard, according to Business Insider. The government there said up to 90 percent of buildings were damaged or destroyed.

"I am writing from Puerto Rico, where I have travelled in order to further mobilize aid efforts and rebuilding plans for the British Virgin Islands and wider Caribbean".

Like Duncan, more and more professional athletes and celebrities have been lending a hand for the hurricane victims in Houston, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other areas that felt the power of Mother Nature.

Residents throughout the region say food is scarce and in some cases looting is a concern.

"So we haven't been able to raise the funds from other governments at the moment". "It means we will have to start everything over again in three days". "Well, we're about to get punched in the face".

"We had the storm hit, we watched the storm rip the roof off our hotel room, we sought shelter in different places during the back end of the storm", Conger said.

British billionaire Richard Branson spent the storm in his wine cellar while his island was devastated.

On Tuesday, the leaders of the countries that control some of the islands planned to visit the territories.

He will be visiting the British Virgin Islands later today.

French President Emmanuel Macron is also visiting the region, and his trip to St Martin is expected to coincide with the arrival of a military ship carrying supplies.

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