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News of the island-wide devastation broke my heart into pieces.
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The president suggested the disaster was not “a real catastrophe like Katrina.”
The monster storm threatens Caribbean islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma.
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It's been less than two weeks since Hurricane Irma.
There are many resort areas that had little to no damage and are open for business as usual.
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"These are not global hubs that can handle dozens and dozens of aircraft on the ground at a single time."
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Irma's wrath in Florida led to one man being killed in a car accident.
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Local officials wouldn't allow Air Canada to board the passengers.
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"They are definitely afraid as far as how much worse it could get."
It's lashing the area with winds near 209 km/h and drenching rain.
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But the storm has taken a wide right turn.
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"This thing was of epic proportions and it was just totally overwhelming."
Hurricanes are never good, but especially if they happen while you're travelling in an unknown place.
Hurricane Irma is surging through the Caribbean leaving a path of destruction in its wake. It’s still on course to hit Florida, where more mandatory evacuations are being ordered.
Hurricane Irma brought widespread flooding and electrical blackouts to the islands of St. Barthelemy and St. Martin on Sept. 6, the French government said. Video filmed on that evening shows strong winds ripping through Maho Beach on the island of St Martin. The hurricane brought maximum sustained winds of 185mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Credit: PTZtv.com via Storyful
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Sir Richard Branson will ride out Hurricane Irma on his own private island in the British Virgin Islands. The English business magnate said it's not his first hurricane in the past 30 years on Necker Island.
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Puerto Rico, Florida could be affected by storm.
"I can't recall a tropical cone developing that rapidly into a major hurricane prior to arriving in the central Caribbean."