Published on 7 Sep 2017 Sections ,

‘Apocalyptic’ hurricane Irma hits the Caribbean

Washington Correspondent

The destruction from one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded is still underway. The death toll, from category five Hurricane Irma, currently at 9, is likely to rise. Officials have described the damage as it swept across Caribbean islands as “apocalyptic” and buildings stood little chance as they were trashed by winds that gusted at over 200 miles per hour. Tonight the British government increased the money available for the Hurricane Irma relief effort to 32 million pounds.

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