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Long lines form for aid on Irma-battered Caribbean islands

Long lines form for aid on Irma-battered Caribbean islands

Two deaths occurred in Florida due to vehicle accidents.

Irma came for the island of Sint Maarten, the portion of the Caribbean island under jurisdiction of the Netherlands, just hours after it destroyed Barbuda. In the city of Santa Clara, the Associated Press reported that 39 buildings had collapsed.

Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people overall as a precaution. He then toured St. Martin and St. Barts.

At least 35 people have been killed by Irma in the Caribbean, 10 of which were in Cuba.

France's state-owned reinsurer CCR estimates damage on the two islands at $1.4 billion.

Britain has sent troops and extra police to the islands with reports of looting after a delay in assistance. Dutch King Willem-Alexander visited the island Monday and characterized the damage as unprecedented."I've never experienced anything like this before and I've seen a lot of natural disasters in my life".

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In the British archipelago of Anguilla, one man was crushed to death in a house.

Duncan said a total of nine people died in British Caribbean territories - five in the BVI and four in Anguilla.

Branson, who founded the Virgin Group, shared a series of eye-opening images of Necker Island to Twittershowing debris scattered about, trees uprooted from the ground and dozens of boats pushed up against each other along the shore.

"The islands are in real duress and need help, and it's not getting done by our local government".

On Tuesday, the leaders of the countries that control some of the islands planned to visit the territories.

Of the total US deaths from injuries linked to Irma so far, at least six were in Florida and one was in Georgia.

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She has been taken in by Ms Williams, along with Manicka Mangaroo who was also left homeless when her property was destroyed.

Meanwhile, many other celebrities and the biggest names from movies, TV, sports, music- like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey- gathered on Tuesday for 'Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief.' Many of these stars posted video messages of love and support for the victims of both storms: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Most part-time residents - and anyone else who didn't have to stay - had cleared out as well, back to homes on the mainland with water, power and Internet, and where food isn't scarce.

According to The New York Times, almost a million people are already without power in Georgia.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said Irma's storm surge saw many areas inundated, including historic levels in at least three counties.

The military was helping in relief operations, with the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier arriving off Florida late Sunday to help in the southern part of the state and along the Florida Keys. "With the storm's center passing to the north, the island sustained less damage". At this time, flash flood emergency warnings were issued in parts of SC.

"The small island in the eastern Caribbean was directly hit by the category 5 storm early on September 6", Hansen said, highlighting the now-barren land.

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