Chinese premier sends condolences to hurricane-hit Antigua and Barbuda

Chinese premier sends condolences to hurricane-hit Antigua and Barbuda

"Not a single living person" remains on the Caribbean island of Barbuda following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, the island's ambassador to the USA says.

"This will be similar to what we did in Grenada (after hurricane Ivan devastated the Island in 2004) and we got significant support", Mitchell said.He added that the requested support must include psychological counselling to help affected persons overcome the trauma of the hurricane Irma experience.

Hurricane Irma did the same thing to the Virgin Islands, where it was also a Category 5, with winds of 185 miles per hour.

Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store. The change may be due to foliage being destroyed by winds, or killed by a coating of sea salt spray.

At present, the only residents of the island are the pets and livestock that were left behind, some of which are now turning feral.

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The Go Fund Me campaign Tyrell started raised more than $3,000 in the first few days; enough to buy supplies and convinced the government to allow access to the island.

Nearly all the island's 1,800 residents were evacuated to the neighbouring Caribbean island of Antigua, and those that remained on Barbuda lashed themselves to the roofs of their properties as winds soared to over 150 miles per hour.

The government thinks it could cost roughly $200 million U.S.to rebuild - money that it doesn't have. However, the conditions are not ideal. "People have been forced into cramped living, sharing toilets".

But most of those rescued and brought to the neighboring island are living in shelters, nursing homes and government buildings, Sanders told the Takeaway.

That's an astronomical sum for a country with a gross domestic product of about $1 billion. According to Sanders, Barbuda generates annual revenues of about United States dollars 1 billion, but he thinks they will not be able to recover the island. "We are hopeful that the global community will come to our aid, not because we're begging for something we want, but because we're begging for something that is needed".

"We believe climate change is here to stay - it's a reality, despite all of the naysayers", he concluded. The government can not do it alone. "We, unfortunately, who contribute less than naught point naught percent of pollution of the world's atmosphere, are the world's greatest victims".

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