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Devastation after Hurricane Irma

In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Irma, drone footage has displayed widespread destruction on Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands.

The federal emergency management agency chief said no one in Florida has ever experienced a storm with the intensity of what's now bearing down on the state.

Brock Long, FEMA Administrator: "Nobody in Florida that I know has ever experienced a Category 4 or 5 storm making landfall. The nation has only seen three Category 5 storms since 1851: Labor Day storm of 35 and then you had Camille in 69 and you had Andrew in 92. And Andrew was a very very small, compact Category 5 compared to what we're seeing here in Irma".

The governor of the british Virgin Islands declared a state of emergency on Friday after Irma wrecked a string of Caribbean Islands including British, French and Dutch territory leaving at least 11 people killed and thousands homeless.

09.09.2017
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