The death toll of Hurricane Irma is now at ten.

Hurricane Irma passed through Puerto Rico last night.

In Puerto Rico, more than half of the island’s three million residents were without power amid heavy downpours and strong winds.

Officials there have said that power could be cut off for several days.

British overseas territories Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands were also caught in the extreme weather.

The hurricane is now passing north-east of the Dominican Republic.

Here’s an update from the BBC.

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And the island of Barbuda has been almost totally decimated and is in rubble!
That’s how Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne is describing it after Hurricane Irma battered the island.

He says the island is ‘temporarily uninhabitable’.

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He says homes were ‘blown to the ground’.

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Prime Minister Browne says it’ll take about a $150-million and ‘years to restore the island to normality’.

And, there’re fears Antigua and Barbuda could be hit by another hurricane.

Hurricane Jose is strengthening in the Atlantic Basin, and could affect areas battered by Irma– including Barbuda.

Prime Minister Browne says if Jose heads to Barbuda, all of its residents would have to be evacuated.

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Prime Minister Browne says there are about 2,000 people living on the island.

In the meantime, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris, says his country was spared the devastation that was expected. But he says Hurricane Irma caused significant damage to housing.

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Prime Ministers Brown and Harris were speaking on Nationwide @5 on Wednesday.