Hurricane Irma made landfall over Barbuda, the Antilles, and Saint Martin on Wednesday, bringing with it 185 mile per hour sustained winds. The storm left many buildings damaged and brought storm flooding to the region.
— airplus (@airplusnews) September 6, 2017
Officials say at least three people have been killed by Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) September 7, 2017
VIdeo from ABS TV/Radio shows some of the extent of the damage across Barbuda:
Prime Minister Speaks on Barbuda…..LIVE In Studio
Posted by ABS Television/Radio on Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Officials on Barbuda are reporting “upwards of 90 percent” of buildings on the island have been damaged.
Recovery efforts will likely be staged out of Antigua.
Venezuela has offered logistical support to/from Barbuda. U.S. officials also offered logistics and material support.
Two killed and two seriously injured in French Caribbean territories following Hurricane Irma, French minister says https://t.co/CiSiMKNxyT
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) September 6, 2017
Barbuda Update: One dead and widespread damage https://t.co/NPIjNlnXp7
— Antigua Met Service (@anumetservice) September 6, 2017
PM just keeps repeating 'totally demolished" over and over. "This is a national disaster". Line is breaking up. So distressing
— Lauren Dobson-Hughes (@ldobsonhughes) September 6, 2017