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Stories for September 10th 2017

  • Sunday, September 10th 2017 - 12:53 UTC

    Update regarding Irma’s impact over the Caribbean Islands.

    Assessments are still coming in from the impact of Hurricane Irma on a number of Caribbean countries in the northern Leeward Islands and the northern Caribbean with warnings and watches still in place for a few countries in Irma’s path. Additionally, due to the projected path of Hurricane Jose, a category 4 storm, tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings have been issued for some countries in the northern Leeward Islands.

  • Sunday, September 10th 2017 - 09:19 UTC

    UK's response to Hurricane Irma has been “found waiting”; several Caribbean islands devastated

    MP Tugendhat,(Pic) chair of foreign affairs committee and MP Twigg, of international development committee said UK's response “still requires improvement”.

    Britain's response to Hurricane Irma has been “found wanting”, the heads of two parliamentary committees have said. Many of those affected in the UK's overseas territories in the Caribbean are still in “grave need”, Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat and Labour MP Stephen Twigg said.The UK has stepped up its relief effort, with three RAF aid flights sent to the area.

  • Sunday, September 10th 2017 - 08:25 UTC

    Hurricane Irma forces the evacuation of 6.4 million people in Florida

    In one of the biggest evacuations ever ordered in the U.S., about 6.4 million people in Florida — one-quarter of the state’s population — were warned to leave

    Hurricane Irma’s leading edge swirled toward Florida state with 195 km/h winds Saturday on a projected new track that could expose Tampa — not Miami — to a direct hit. Tampa has not taken a head-on blow from a major hurricane in nearly a century.