Live updates on the hurricane’s path
- The storm hit several North-Eastern Islands, Barbuda took the greatest damage with 90% buildings destroyed
- Death toll in the Caribbean rises
- Florida – still too soon to say if the tornado will hit Florida or where. Evacuation order is still in place.
Hurricane Irma – latest update
What is a category 5 storm?
Hurricane Irma is currently a Category 5 storm with potential catastrophic impact for the areas within its path. The potential damage from this storm is:
- destroyed buildings
- uprooted trees
- major damage to infrastructure
- broken power lines
- expected death toll