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Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean

Category 5 storm battered the Caribbean, damaging houses and causing floods along Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Florida
Photo: AFP
07/09/2017
13:05
AFP
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Hurricane Irma, Category 5 storm, battered the Caribbean, damaging houses and causing floods along Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Florida.

The most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm in recorded history slammed into the tiny Island of Bermuda resulting in catastrophic floods followed by destruction.

At least one killed and massive destruction in Bermuda are big concerns in Hurricane Irma aftermath.

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne described the damage he witnessed while flying over Barbuda to national broadcaster ABS. Browne said that the Lesser Antilles or the Caribbees were severely damaged.

At least two people died and two others were seriously injured on St. Barts and St. Martín, said French Overseas Affairs Minister Annick Girardin.

Moreover, Hurricane Irma destroyed 95% of St. Martín Island, Daniel Gibbs, the Chairman of a local council on St. Martín, told Radio Caribbean International.

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“It’s an enormous catastrophe. 95% of the island is destroyed. I’m in shock. It’s frightening,” said Gibbs.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued an advisory in which urges people about the catastrophic potential that Hurricane Irma still has.

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While the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) captured Hurricane Irma as it made its landfall in the Caribbean yesterday.  

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