Hurricane Irma Destroyed Richard Branson's Necker Island Home

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The Royal Navy delivering surgical supplies to the British Virgin Islands Credit PA Royal Navy MoD Crown

Puerto Rico suffered less damage, and as of Tuesday power had been restored to all but about 300,000 customers.

Residents on the island have spoken of hunger, homelessness, a lack of water and a feeling of abandonment after the hurricane pummeled the region on Wednesday.

Nauret said a 24-hour task force to coordinate the USA government response to Irma and Jose, the core of which moved away from the Caribbean on Saturday but still lashed some islands.

In Haiti, two people were injured by a falling tree, a national roadway was blocked by debris and roofs were torn from houses along the northern coast but there were no immediate reports of deaths.

Mr Johnson said the United Kingdom had responded in a "timely and a highly organised fashion", with further promises of support expected on top of the £32 million already committed and the pledge to match donations to the Red Cross appeal. "I lived through it", Duncan said.

Mr Baker had said: 'Nothing is happening.

It is apparent that some of the vegetation on the south and west of the island is a bit greener, likely because it was partly shielded from winds by the hills in the centre, according to NASA.

"We have put in place one of the biggest air bridges since World War II" to bring emergency aid and rescuers to the islands of St. Martin and St. Barts, he said.

"Hopefully electricity will return soon and more people can get in touch with loved ones".

"It is just really a horrendous situation", Browne said. "Overall, we got through it fairly well, though we were a little scared", said Alfredo.

Cuban state news media said most of those died in Havana, where Irma pushed seawater deep into residential neighbourhoods.

Mr. Chesney created a foundation called Love for Love City-after the island's nickname-to raise money to help in the rebuilding.

Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday, after inflicting record flooding and deadly devastation in Florida and on several Caribbean islands. Donald Trump is headed to Florida, and now Emmanuel Macron will visit St Martin tomorrow. He has already arrived on the island of Guadeloupe.

Louis lives in Lacey, but was born and raised in St. Thomas.

In addition, the agency has stored water and food at distribution centers and staging areas in the Virgin Islands and in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

He said he was there "to additionally activate help endeavors and remaking anticipates the British Virgin Islands and more extensive Caribbean".

Hurricane Irma has hit the United States hard leaving as many as 12 people dead in Florida, leading to massive destruction through the idyllic islands and deep inland in the southeastern USA state, AFP reported while citing officials. "If it lasted one more day, then there would be nothing at all left here", said Angel Cordero, a 69-year-old farmer whose home, along with his crops of bananas, sweet potatoes and papaya were flooded.

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