Hurricane Irma: UK government response in numbers, 13 September 2017

Before and after satellite images reveal the devastation Hurricane Irma left behind in its wake last week when it was a monster Category 5 storm that churned over several Caribbean islands. At their request, we are taking all emergency calls for the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands on this number.

Between 100 and 120 inmates escaped the prison, reported Sky News.

Johnson flew immediately on a military flight to hard-hit Anguilla, and plans to visit the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday.

The Government has sent nearly 1000 military personnel after more than half a million Britons found themselves in the path of Hurricane Irma.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pledges long-term support to the British territories in the Caribbean hit by Hurricane Irma.

Nearly 500 British troops have been deployed to Caribbean islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma as Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon says the "relief operation is well under way".

This aid is additional to the £32m already announced by the United Kingdom government last week.

Branson has since remained in the Caribbean and has deployed his private yacht Necker Belle to carry supplies from Barbados to the worst-hit islands across the Caribbean. Further advisors are expected to arrive across the islands in the coming days.

The all-terrain vehicles have been stowed on HMS Ocean which is due to sail to the Caribbean today.

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

"But hundreds of dedicated British public servants are doing their utmost to help and they will not relent in their efforts".

"So we have maintained and kept law and order on the British Virgin Islands, which at one point could have dramatically threatened the already-unfortunate plight of those who had been hit by the hurricane". I am pleased to say that 48 hours later we have been able significantly to reinforce the Marines.

"With the security situation deteriorating in numerous affected islands all British citizens should be considered vulnerable".

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