Richard Branson Reveals Destruction to His Private Island by Hurricane Irma

Richard Branson Reveals Destruction to His Private Island by Hurricane Irma

About 100 "very serious" prisoners have escaped from a jail on the British Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

He bolstered his tweet with a statement on the Virgin website regarding the hard recovery these islands face.

In the images of Virgin Gorda, the ocean after Irma looks bright blue in comparison with the ocean color before the storm; NASA said that could be because "rougher surfaces scatter more light, and appear brighter and lighter". There are a number of possible reasons for this. At the time, the storm was at its strongest, category 5, with winds of 185 miles per hour. She also said that the leaves could have been dried out by salt that was whipped onto the island when the storm hit.

Branson flew to Puerto Rico after the storm passed in order to further mobilize aid to the British Virgin Islands and assist in rebuilding plans.

According to UNOSAT, 88 percent of structures in Barbuda were possibly damaged, representing over 1,000 buildings.

"Hurricane Irma really is storm of the century - but urge all in path of Hurricane #Jose to prepare & stay safe too", he wrote. One of the U.S Virgin Island's most popular beaches has been ravaged by Irma and homes and restaurants destroyed.

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson rebutted criticisms that the UK Government has been uncaring and remiss in its duty to help the people in its territories affected by Irma.

"So we haven't been able to raise the funds from other governments at the moment". "This is a very big consular crisis and I am confident we are doing everything we possibly can to help British nationals".

Branson has continued to update people on the status of Necker Island and its residents.

Anguilla, Turks and Caicos, and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are among 14 British overseas territories which are all self-governing but the British government is responsible for their defence and security, with a duty to protect them from natural disasters.

French President Emmanuel Macron is also visiting the region, and his trip to St Martin is expected to coincide with the arrival of a military ship carrying supplies.

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