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Here's Everything That Happened with Hurricane Irma This Weekend

14 September 2017, 01:20 | Marta Robbins

Saint Martin island devastated by Hurricane Irma

Saint Martin island devastated by Hurricane Irma

The volatile situation sparked by Hurricane Irma has led to a mass jailbreak in Tortola, one of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where more than 100 "very serious prisoners" are now at large, the UK Minister for Europe and the Americas has said.

The weather system is continuing to weaken, and the National Hurricane Centre says Irma will likely have dissipated by Tuesday evening.

Ragnath's family members were not with him when disaster struck.

Irma ripped through the Leeward Islands last week as one of the Atlantic's strongest ever storms, uprooting trees, tearing down power cables and severely damaging the homes of poor locals and the global jet-set alike.

During a visit to the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pledged "our absolute commitment" to Britons there.

Irma crawled across Cuba's northern coast, bearing down on the island nation as a Category 5 hurricane.

Virgin founder Richard Branson is picking up the pieces on his private island after Hurricane Irma brought massive devastation to parts of the Caribbean. "We have troops helping at the moment".

"It is a traumatic time here in the British Virgin Islands", Branson wrote in a blog post published on Friday.

He added that numerous buildings and vegetation on Necker have been destroyed or badly damaged.

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The Foreign Secretary's visit was praised by Anguillan chief minister Victor Banks, who said it "sends a very positive signal to Anguillians that the British are serious about their response".

NASA's images also show the impact on Barbuda, which was hit directly by the storm's eye wall, in contrast to the neighboring island of Antigua, which was spared from the full force of the storm.

"But hundreds of dedicated British public servants are doing their utmost to help and they will not relent in their efforts".

Five died on the British Virgin Islands and four more on neighbouring Anguilla.

Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday more than a day after making Florida landfall.

The Associated Press reports that while the death toll numbers in the dozens for the Caribbean islands, we still don't know how much damage the hurricane has caused in Florida.

Brushing aside critics, the Foreign Secretary said there had been an "unprecedented" relief effort from the United Kingdom and that he had "no doubt" Britain would meet the challenges ahead.

"We will be announcing further support later on in the course of the next few days", he said.

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