Michael Fallon defends UK's response to Hurricane Irma

Michael Fallon defends UK's response to Hurricane Irma

"The ship moved to BVI (British Virgin Islands) and got the airfield operating again". A tropical storm watch was in effect for the British Virgin Islands as of Saturday morning.

The British Virgin Islands will need "major help to rebuild people's homes, buildings, livelihoods", British billionaire Richard Branson, who owns Necker island, said Thursday.

Roderick Faustin, first secretary for the Embassy of Antigua and Barbuda in Washington, D.C., told the Los Angeles Times' Ann M. Simmons "at least 95 percent of the properties in Barbuda are either totally destroyed or damaged". If your building is not very solid, do find somewhere safe!

Branson also asked people to stay safe after reports of civil unrest.

Branson and his company are looking to plant seeds in the recovery effort by tasking his foundation, Virgin Unite, to coordinate aid and supplies in the short term and reconstruction efforts in the months ahead, Branson wrote.

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"I know we are fortunate here on Necker and Moskito", he wrote.

Sir Richard signed off his update by saying he has been "overwhelmed by the messages of support sent to those across the region and to myself". I've lived in the BVI for a long time and I know this wonderful part of the world and its awesome people will bounce back stronger than ever. "We took shelter from the strongest hurricane ever inside the concrete cellar on Necker and very, very fortunately it held firm", he added.

"I've lived through a hurricane before. We are still assessing the damage, but whole houses and trees have disappeared", he said.

NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on the challenges.http://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/shelter-320x196.png3004538786V4MOCSSydeM227265227266http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/irma-makes-landfall-florida-prepares-damage/As Irma makes landfall, Florida prepares for damageMiami, Fort Lauderdale and other major cities in Florida were under a curfew Sunday evening after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys, bringing flooding and Category 4 winds of 130 miles per hour. "We have seen firsthand just how ferocious and unforgiving this storm was".

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