Hurricane Irma: Before and after satellite photos show devastated Caribbean islands

Randolph Lopez
September 14, 2017

British Virgin Islands before and after Hurricane Irma.

He is 55-year old Derek Ragnath, formerly of Mahaica Public Road near the police station.

That seems to be because Irma's eye went just a bit north above Antigua, sparing the island the brunt of its devastation, while Barbuda was hit hard, according to Business Insider.

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

"Governments - the United Kingdom in the British Virgin Islands, the US in the US Virgin Islands - need to do all they can to help people here who have lost their homes and in many cases will have lost their livelihoods after the storm", Branson wrote in his blog.

Branson said that he planned to work with various government and aid agencies to bring help to the islands affected by the storm, and would continue to personally help with the recovery effort on the ground.

More than 100 "very serious prisoners" have escaped from jail on the British Virgin Islands.

Hurricane Irma churned across the Atlantic Ocean, battering several Caribbean islands before moving on to the Florida Keys and the USA mainland.

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"We're getting help. We need more help", Mapp said an interview with "Power Lunch".

"As you can see from the photos, much of the buildings and vegetation on Necker [Island] has been destroyed or badly damaged", he wrote in a blog post to the Virgin site Monday.

Mr Banks revealed the UK Government had "responded within hours of the passage of the storm", adding: "By midday the next day, the Royal Navy was here with a ship".

£32 million already announced for disaster relief with a further £25million committed.

Sir Richard was writing from Puerto Rico, where he said he is mobilising aid efforts and rebuilding plans for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the wider Caribbean.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has defended the UK's response to Hurricane Irma after it was described as "pitiful" by the parent of one British tourist trapped on the island of St Martin. Since the storm passed through the region, killing 24 people in Anguilla, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin, St. Barts and the U.S. Virgin Islands, there have been reports of rising crime due to the lack of infrastructure.

"A further 10,000 buckets, 2,500 solar lanterns and 300 shelter kits will be arriving this week on commercial flights", Duncan said.

Scott Baker, whose daughter Amy Brown is stranded in St Martin, an island that comprises of the French territory of Saint-Martin and the Dutch section of Sint-Maarten, said he felt "totally abandoned" by the United Kingdom government.

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