Barbuda Declared Uninhabitable Following Passage Of Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma continues to wreak havoc as it moves over sections of the Caribbean.
The Category 5 cyclone has already claimed at least 10 lives in the region and has utterly devastated the small island of Barbuda.
An estimated 95 per cent of all buildings on the small island have been partially or totally destroyed.
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has now issued an evacuation notice stating:
“Prime Minister Gaston Browne has advised that a voluntary evacuation order has been issued for Barbuda.
All senior citizens, disabled or infirmed persons are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity.
Prime Minister Browne further advises that should the twin island nation come under threat by hurricane Jose a mandatory evacuation order will be issued.”
And while speaking with ABS TV, Browne said Barbuda is is practically uninhabitable as there is no water, electricity or telecommunications.
Antigua, Barbuda’s sister island, though affected by Irma, was largely spared the brunt of the powerful storm.
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