Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
May 20, Sunday 2018 7:04 PM       

       HEADLINES: Three Keralites killed in Tamil Nadu accident                                              Chengannur poll will assess administration, says VS                                              Woman shot dead in Kozhikode                                              Rare viral infection: Precautionary measures taken, says minister                                              LDF favours upper castes, says Vellappally                                              After Karnataka, Telangana one of focus states for BJP                                              Railways' ode to Gandhi: No non-vegetarian food on Oct 2                                              Global terrorist Hafiz Saaed's security restored in Pakistan                                              Eight killed in Texas school shooting                                              Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 survivors                                              Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded                                              Royal wedding 2018: 16th royal wedding in Windsor Castle                                              IPL ’18: KKR beat SRH by 5 wickets, enter play-offs                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: 8.0 earthquake hits near Mexico; tsunami threat to NZ  
       Hurricane Irma: Death toll rises to 10
 
         Posted on :16:08:58 Sep 8, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:16:08:58 Sep 8, 2017
         Tags: Hurricane Irma: Death toll rises to 10
 

LONDON: The most powerful category 5 Hurricane Irma has killed at least 10 people across a number of Carribean islands, according to the Independent.

Florida is on high alert and has ordered evacuations, while the Carolinas and Georgia have also declared emergencies.

One of the strongest storms ever recorded has caused widespread destruction and number of casualties in northern Caribbean islands specially Barbuda, which has been "literally reduced to a rubble."

Earlier, three deaths were reported and there were fears of more fatalities.

The most powerful hurricane ever recorded over Atlantic Ocean battered Barbuda, St. Martin and Puerto Rico as it moved west with category 5 packing devastating winds and rain and left 60 per cent of the islands' population homeless.

The communication has been disrupted totally after winds snapped a cell tower in two on the island and the Barbuda residents are living under harsh conditions with no water supply and electricity.

After slamming St. Martin, Anguilla and St. Kitts and Nevis, the storm was expected to move near the British Virgin Islands and northern US Virgin Islands.

The storm's centre was then expected to pass near or just north of Puerto Rico on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

"Barbuda right now is literally a rubble," CNN quoted Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda as saying after Hurricane Irma left a trail of "absolute devastation" across the tiny Caribbean island.

The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands. The region is south-east of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.

Irma damaged Barbuda's lone airport, which will now force officials to ferry supplies by boat and helicopter from Antigua. Browne estimated rebuilding would cost about $100 million.

"The entire housing stock was damaged," Browne said, after visiting the island of 1,800.

"It is just a total devastation."

Irma killed at least three people, destroyed government buildings, tore roofs from houses and left islands without power or communications. St. Martin/St. Maarten and St. Barts also felt the fury of the Category 5 storm, one of the strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic, according to updates from the region.

Weather Forecasters warn that Irma's likely path will be near the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday.

The storm is expected to pass just north of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, bringing hurricane force winds to northern sections of the island, likely causing mudslides and flooding.

In the Bahamas, emergency evacuations have been ordered for six southern islands -- Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Island.

A A
       WORLD
Next Article: 8.0 earthquake hits near Mexico; tsunami threat to NZ
 
 
WORLD HEADLINES
Pak blocks daily over Nawaz report  
Nawaz Sharif's '26/11 remark' anti-Pak: Pervaiz Ashraf  
Royal Wedding: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle now husband and wife  
China lands strategic bombers in South China Sea for first time; US sees red  
Royal wedding 2018: 16th royal wedding in Windsor Castle  
Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded  
Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 survivors  
Eight killed in Texas school shooting  
Global terrorist Hafiz Saaed's security restored in Pakistan  
Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy  
130 US lawmakers back work permits for H-1B spouses  
Indian-origin pharmacist found murdered in northern England  
Trump offers protection to N Korea in return for denuclearisation  
Florida school shooting accused threatened to kill family in past  
US, N Korea apart on denuclearisation issue: S Korea  
LeJ Balochistan chief killed in army operation in Pakistan  
Modi-Putin informal summit: Global terrorism likely to be discussed  
UN is finished: Erdogan on Gaza killings  
Israeli PM's son abuses Turkey on social media  
Nepal: Left alliance unifies to form single party  
Gina Haspel becomes CIA director  
UN: Since March 30, over 1,000 children injured in Gaza  
EU miffed with US for leaving Iran nuclear deal  
Ex-French leader Sarkozy faces ruling on campaign finance trial  
Afghanistan: Top al-Qaeda leader killed in US airstrike  
 
Will Kumaraswamy be able to form a stable government in Karnataka?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy