All the organizations of the disaster management has bound to bow their head in front of nature. In spite of all preventive measures for the expected effects, Irma is leaving us dumbstruck by its tremendous circus.
Antigua and Barbuda welcomes the monster with the best possible preparation by the previous allotment. But fails to overcome the circumstances. Certainly, we cannot withstand the nature.
On September 6 the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda was struck by the Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Irma took it’s power to the peak and left a trail of “absolute devastation”.
Barbuda witnesses Irma with 185 mph (295 Kph) winds, destroying houses, snapping tress and leading to one immediate loss of live.
The island was described as “barely habitable” after Irma struck the place early on Wednesday by Gaston Browne the Prime Minister of the two-island nation Antigua and Barbuda.
After a recent visit to the island, the Prime Minister told the local ABS Television Radio, “this rebuilding initiative will take years.” He also confirmed that one person died in the storm.
Browne described the total island as an “absolute devastation”. As there was a loss of live the whole island had loss of almost all the properties snapping a Telecom tower which caused an estimated damage of some $150 million.
Aerial footage of the island after Irma had passes through showed a desolate, flooded landscape, shorn of trees and foliage with overturned vehicles and scattered debris.
Browne could not assume wild that the storm would bring destruction to the whole island leaving it flooded and making beauty to bald. The Prime Minister witnessed this from his own sight when he took a helicopter ride to the island after the storm was at peace.
Browne defining his responsibilities said that Barbudan residents should be evacuated if a second hurricane, Jose, turns toward the island later this week .
Another performer of the circus is coming to stun us as it forecasted to become a major storm and pass close to Antigua and Barbuda on Saturday.
Barbuda is one of the quietest getaways for tourists coming to enjoy its turquoise seas and coral reefs. But gaining no victory over nature we can only support and help the victims to recover as soon as possible. We always hope for the best and will make it best as possible.
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