British Caribbean territories hit by Irma look to United Kingdom for help

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British Caribbean territories hit by Irma look to United Kingdom for help

Jenn Manes, who writes a blog on U.S. Virgin Island St. John, detailed a list of robberies and break-ins on the island after Irma struck, saying she had to install a bar on the inside of her door to keep out would-be burglars.

Those left behind on St. Thomas and St. John were surviving on whatever they could find as they tried to fix or secure their houses with whatever materials were available. "The French were much quicker on St Martin to evacuate people", Kitty Algra, a tourist, told the Dutch newspaper AD.

Sarah Penney, who lives on the on the most populated of the islands, Tortola, said "it's like we've been bombed". "Everything is destroyed. Everything".

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in the Caribbean on Tuesday pledging to rebuild the French territories ravaged by Hurricane Irma, amid mounting criticism that European nations and the U.S. had neglected their responsibilities in the region.

All over the city, officials removed debris and worked to restore power.

Asked what they intend to do next, with a sigh Mrs Nibbs simply said: "I don't know my love".

Dazed citizens like Yanmara Suarez surveyed the devastation in the historic old town of Havana, largely submerged by a wind-whipped tidal surge that left many people wading in waist-high water over the weekend.

Olive said there has been some "disgusting" looting and desperation but also hopeful signs. If you're reading terrifying stories and wondering how you can help, we've rounded up some options for you.

Another official said: "These are British people on British territories and, in times of crisis, we stand by them".

On Wednesday, Cuba received 7.3 tons of humanitarian aid, including mattresses, water, canned food and other vital supplies, from the Venezuelan government, according to the state news agency. Can you tell us about that?

As Hurricane Irma brings its might to bear on the west coast of Florida, there's one thing that should not be buried by the vast storm's winds: all the wreckage those winds have made of the Caribbean.

With communications still sketchy on many Caribbean islands smashed by Hurricane Irma, it requires a view from space to take in the magnitude of the destruction from one of the most powerful storms to form in the Atlantic.

Antigua, Barbuda's sister island and home to about 80,000 people, was spared the brunt of the storm.

On the British Virgin Islands, more than 100 inmates escaped in a prison break during the chaos of the storm.

"With nearly all buildings badly damaged or gone, we know Hurricane Irma has affected many animals, including pets and farm animals, as well as the human population of the BVI". "It was just frightful".

Following the impact of the storm, the American territory advised, while St. Croix is getting back to business, visitors are being encouraged not to visit the district of St. Thomas and St. John. The health department reopened a prenatal clinic and at least one water-pump station was back online.

Evacuees arriving in the United States from St. Martin spoke of their horror as the hurricane passed overhead and the hard cleanup that has followed.

National Basketball Association legend Tim Duncan is definitely not forgetting, though.

A British mother has said she narrowly avoided being killed by a washing machine as her home was battered by Hurricane Irma.

Mapp praised the response of the USA federal government and said President Donald Trump would visit in about a week. But St. Martin residents interviewed by CNN affiliate BFMTV said that French police and soldiers have had little presence on the ground, and reported widespread looting.

The goal, Mapp said, will be "making sure folks know we're here, we are rebuilding and that we should not be written off as. a place to vacation".

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