Over 100 Prison Inmates Escape Because Of Hurricane Irma

Strong waves brought by Hurricane Irma hit the Malecon seawall in Havana Cuba late Saturday Sept. 9 2017

'Anguillians are all British nationals, as British as the Falklands or Gibraltar.

But it is expected to regain its strength before hitting the Florida Keys on Sunday morning with 110 miles per hour winds.

"This story is about the tens of thousands of people who have lost their homes and their livelihoods".

Following criticism of the Government's response to the disaster, ministers announced a £32 million relief package and pledged to double any public donations to the British Red Cross appeal for victims of Hurricane Irma, up to £3 million.

"The devastation that has taken place means there will be a significant need for reconstruction in those British Overseas Territories", she said.

Johnson said British assistance was already making a big difference to the lives of those affected by Irma, and would not be just for the short-term.

"There were about 700 troops in the region that has now gone up to 1,000". "So on Friday we put some Marines off RFA Mounts Bay to protect the governor and maintain law and order".

Residents rescue manatees stranded by Irma
They ended up at a bay on Whitfield Avenue and USA 41 in Sarasota where the water had receded leading the local wildlife stranded. A man named Michael Sechler wrote on Facebook that he and his friends spotted two manatees stranded near Sarasota.

Giving an update to MPs, Sir Alan said five people had died in the British Virgin Islands and four in Anguilla.

There were 420,000 British citizens in Florida either as residents or visitors, where Hurricane Irma also caused devastation.

'We will come through with a recovery plan for those islands and make sure they get back on their feet again'.

"I feel like the hurricane itself was like being in a nightmare and it was just frightful because the outcome wasn't actually as bad as on other islands, so I don't even want to imagine what the other people felt", Ms Fyffe told Sky News at Gatwick Airport. They have provided medical supplies and aid including 2.2 tonnes of United Kingdom aid shelter kits providing shelter for nearly 1,000 people, rations and clean water.

Gibraltarian Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo said today: "Anybody who is in any doubt as to the continued strategic importance of Gibraltar only needs to look to the huge contribution Gibraltar is making, at nearly no notice, to the worldwide humanitarian relief effort for the Caribbean".

"I think a lot more should be done from us worldwide to help them out".

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