Hurricane Irma UPDATE: Barbuda diplomat says ALL CONTACT has been lost with island

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Paul Martin

HURRICANE IRMA has interrupted all communications between the Caribbean island of Barbuda with nearby islands after concerning reports recorded devastating consequences on local buildings.

Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Hurricane Irma halted all communications between Barbuda and the nearby island of Antigua.

Irma smashed through the Caribbean islands, with reports suggesting heavy damages to buildings.

The hurricane is now expected to reach Puerto Rico at 8 pm local time on Wednesday.

Karen-Mae Hill, Antigua and Barbuda’s High Commissioner, told Sky News all contact with the island was lost shortly after midnight.

She said: “We have not been able to make any contact with Barbuda since about midnight UK time.

“The last report we had from our sister island was the police station was destroyed, the roof came off completely. Houses all around Codrington, the main settlement on Barbuda, have lost their roofs.

“We have no reports of fatalities or injuries but we do to know how things are on the island as we speak.”

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