After Hurricane Irma made a touchdown in Puerto Rico about about 24-hours ago, with heavy downpour and very strong winds, most of the island now lies as waste land.
Authorities have confirmed that around 900,000 people are without power supply as everything seems to be in total devastation.
Also, we gathered that over 60% of the 1,400 inhabitants of the island have been displaced after nearly every building in Barbuda island has been ravaged.
The Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda, Gaston Browne, confirmed the situation saying the building were either totally ruined or they were without roof. He stated that telecommunications systems and road networks have also been ravaged by the hurricane and it would take months for all of these to be restored.
In what he described as a ‘horrendous situation’, the Prime Minister confirmed a 2-year-old child died while the family was trying to scamper to safety from their damaged home during the storm impact.
In the light of these developments, the United States’ National Weather Service hinted that there has never been a hurricane of a magnitude as Irma’s after that of San Felipe which struck in 1928 killing an estimated 2,748 people in Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe and Florida