Hurricane Irma leaves trail of destruction in Havana

Hurricane Irma leaves trail of destruction in Havana

He told MPs: "The prison was breached, over 100 very serious prisoners escaped".

Speaking to MPs in the Commons, Sir Alan said marines from RFA Mounts Bay were used to "protect the Governor and everything else about law and order" after the storm hit on Friday.

On Wednesday he will visit the British Virgin Islands before returning to the UK.

So why did the storm make the islands turn brown?

Meanwhile, officials on the largest BVI island, Tortola, have stopped people heading to the airport or approaching boats at the port heading to the US Virgin Islands (US VI) unless they had proof of US citizenship and tickets, the Guardian was told.

Mr Johnson is expected to visit these British territories in the coming days.

Communications are mostly still down in the British Virgin Islands where its premier, Orlando Smith, has called for a "comprehensive economic package for reconstruction" from the UK. A total of 10,000 United Kingdom aid buckets and 5,000 solar lanterns have been dispatched.

Residents have reported shortages of food, water and medicine, and many have complained of looting.

HMS Ocean is also being deployed and will help with the reconstruction after the hurricane.

Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday more than a day after making Florida landfall.

Most people in Cuba's coastal area live in one-story homes, putting them at great risk as floodwaters rose to roof level in some places. "They need as much help as possible".

"We weren't late", he said.

Macron will then head to the French-Dutch island of St. Martin, one of the hardest-hit islands where 10 people were killed, to meet with residents.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the "whole government is mobilized" to help end the pillaging that hit the island in the immediate aftermath of the storm. She said 90% of homes on Anguilla were damaged.

Branson is now based in Puerto Rico where he is "mobilising recovery with government and aid agencies" before he heads back to the island to help on the ground.

She also urged the Government to create a "long-term plan" for the overseas territories to address threats posed by climate change.

Despite sending troops and ships to deliver help, France, Britain and the Netherlands have been criticized for an insufficient response in islands that are their territories.

Cuba's tourism infrastructure, including the resort Varadero, was heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma, the Russian Agency for Tourism said on Wednesday.

"Right now I've been living hour to hour, I have no idea what my plan is other than to bring attention to the islands", she says.

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