Browsing: Hurricane Irma

Governor of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Augustus “Gus” Jaspert has extended the curfew imposed on the territory since last Tuesday’s passage of Hurricane Irma, which devastated the British Overseas Territory.

Fearsome Hurricane Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees on a track Thursday that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida.

Irma is now a monster of a hurricane – a Category 5 system with 175 mile-per-hour winds – as it bears down on the Leeward Islands. And its core is still on track to move dangerously near or over portions of the island chain’s north tonight and early tomorrow.