More than one million inhabitants of the Caribbean Islands suffered a devastating hurricane Irma, another 26 million are at risk, said the international Committee of the red cross. About it reports Delfi.
According to the organization, a strong hurricane destroyed almost all buildings in Barbados, and left without electricity residents of Puerto Rico and brought significant destruction in the British virgin Islands, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
According to the latest data, the hurricane claimed the lives of 10 people.
The red Cross has allocated around 600 thousand Swiss francs for the preparation of operational assistance to the population likely to be affected because of the hurricane, in addition to the 120 thousand francs, which were already aimed at eliminating consequences of the disaster on the Islands.
The hurricane has already reached the fifth, maximum category, the wind speed in the center Irma reaches 300 km/h. It is called the most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic over the last decade.
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