Travel giant Thomas Cook has said it had dealt with an “operationally challenging” past month as it provided support and took care of 22,000 of its customers in destinations impacted by devastating Hurricane Irma.
The arrival into the Caribbean of Britain’s biggest in-service warship, dispatched to help with hurricane recovery efforts, has been branded “hugely significant”.
The eye of destructive Hurricane Maria which has unleashed devastation across the Caribbean is “now near” a British overseas territory, officials have warned.
Moray soldiers were on standby last night to assist massive relief efforts in the Caribbean to help communities devastated by Hurricane Irma.
Irma has killed one person in Georgia as rain flooded coastal communities.
Aid is being rushed to hurricane-scarred Florida as officials piece together the scope of Irma’s destructive path and displaced residents wait for word on hard-hit areas including the Florida Keys.
Residents have been allowed to return to some islands in the hurricane-hit Florida Keys as officials try to piece together the scope of Irma’s destruction and rush aid to the drenched and debris-strewn state.
Parts of Florida are inching back towards normality with workers restoring power, clearing roads and replenishing fuel supplies, even as teams scour the southernmost islands and authorities warn of mass devastation.
Around 100 “very serious” prisoners have escaped from jail on the British Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma, a minister has said.
The British military presence is “really ratcheting up” in the Caribbean with more troops being sent to help communities devastated by Hurricane Irma, the Foreign Secretary has announced.
The UK responded “extremely fast” to help Caribbean communities devastated by Hurricane Irma, Boris Johnson has said amid criticism that British support was too slow and not enough.
A north-east family turned a Disney World laundry room into an emergency bunker as the strongest hurricane in history battered Florida last night.
Officials across the north-eastern Caribbean have cancelled airline flights, shuttered schools and urged people to hunker down indoors as Hurricane Irma barrelled toward the region as a powerful Category 4 storm expected to strengthen more before nearing land late on Tuesday.