The British government has been the target of criticism over its response to devastating Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where residents say they need fuel, water, food and electricity. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News interviews British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and talks to islanders about what they need.
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This was a short interview with one of the residents of Anguilla, affectionately known as 'Paper' whose BBQ/Bar & grill was completely destroyed by Hurricane Irma. The people of Anguilla have already started rebuilding but will more than likely require some help.
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On September 6, 2017 Hurricane Irma hit the beautiful island Anguilla as a category 5 hurricane at 225 mph leaving the island in a very devastating condition. 90% of the island was destroyed leaving a lot of people both homeless and jobless. #ANGUILLASTRONG P.S. Some of these footages and images was sent to me and I own no rights to them.
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Maria, following Irma's path, is now a Category 1 hurricane cnn Hurricane Maria was upgraded from a tropical storm Sunday as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Irma. As of Sunday evening, Maria was about 125 miles (201 kilometers) east-northeast of Barbados, according to the National Hurricane Center. It had strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane, hurling winds of 80 mph, and is forecast to continue moving toward the eastern Caribbean at 15 mph. "Maria has strengthened to a hurricane and could be near major hurricane Maria is one of three storms churning in the Atlantic Ocean, but it poses the most danger to the hurricane-battered Caribbean. Maria has prompted a hurricane warning for Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Lucia. A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds. The warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within 36 hours. A hurricane watch is in effect for the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Barthelemy and Anguilla -- many of which were devastated when Irma blew through the Caribbean, killing 44 people. A hurricane watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds. "Maria is likely to affect the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by mid week as a dangerous major hurricane," the NHC said. Torrential rainfall could cause deadly flash flooding and mudslides. Maria could dump 6 to 12 inches of rain across the Leeward Islands -- including Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands -- through Wednesday night. Watch the video via CNN! VIDEO: CNN http://edition.cnn.com/ https://www.facebook.com/cnn/ https://www.youtube.com/user/CNN Like our page in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakanews Thanks for watching!
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Hurricane Irma - Florida : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfC80INdjZc . The video includes stills from St Thomas. Virgin Isles and St Martin. Subscribe if natural disasters interest you. There will be more videos to come. The events happened on the 8th, not the 9th. Hurricane Harvey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwqBvmkFzt8 Donate the victims here: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-irma-donations This video shows how landscapes can change as a result of natural disasters. It does this in a before and after style with some information about the event. Thank you to all those that took these powerful photos. Ocean by THBD https://soundcloud.com/thbdsultan Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Audio Library https://youtu.be/VAz3HfbdKyQ
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00Fast News, Latest News, Breaking News, Today News, Live News. Please Subscribe! Hurricane Irma FURY as UK unable to use foreign aid budget to help British islands BRITISH overseas territories devastated by the wrath of Hurricane Irma are ineligible for foreign aid spending because they are too wealthy, it has been revealed. Irma caused widespread destruction in the UK-owned territories of Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands.But rulings from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that are enshrined in UK law, stop money from being sent to the islands because they are too well off – even though their economies, buildings and infrastructure have been decimated by the furious storm.Now Theresa May faces demands to change the “ludicrous” rules and allow British aid to be spent on British islands in need.Conservative MP James Duddridge, formerly a Foreign Office minister who oversaw the Caribbean and British Overseas Territories, claimed the rules were “outdated”. He said: “It is absolutely essential we change these rules.“It is ludicrous that we spend £13billion of aid but we cannot use any of that money to help our overseas territories.“The rules were put in place to avoid ‘trade for aid’ deals with wealthier nations but they are outdated and should be replaced.”Tory MP Philip Davies added: “It is absolutely ridiculous that we cannot use any of our bloated overseas aid budget to help British overseas territories devastated by the hurricane. “You couldn’t make it up that an overseas territory doesn’t qualify for overseas aid. Surely the Government will see sense and stop this madness and take control of taxpayers’ money and spend it on our priorities.”Earlier this week it was revealed a portion of the foreign aid budget was being spent on a project to help Chinese workers quit smoking despite Government pledges not to issue money to developed countries.In a report into the Government’s aid commitments, researchers found hundreds of thousands of pounds was being handed to University projects aimed at helping relatively wealthy nations.Loughborough University was handed £537,717 to research low energy ways to keep houses in India cool during the summer, while Sun Yat-Sen University received £133,584 to find out how to cut smoking rates among migrant factory workers in Guangzhou, China. A spokesman for the Department for International Trade said: “Reform of Official Development Assistance was one of the Conservative manifesto pledges and we are looking at how the current rules apply to disasters.”It comes as Boris Johnson visits the island of Anguilla to offer both military support and vital supplies to the nation.Addressing those gathered at the home of Anguilla governor Tim Foy on Tuesday, Mr Johnson admitted he “hadn't seen much of the island yet”, but that what he saw was “very surprising”. He said: “I had been told it was going to be a scene of devastation from the air and I have to say that I looked down as we flew in and I saw an incredible amount of tidying up had already happened.“But talking to you all, it is clear this place has been through an absolutely hellish experience, and it is no doubt at all that you need help with power generation, with getting the hospital back up and running, getting the airport back up and running, and schools properly set - all kinds of things need to be done.”Mr Johnson said he is visiting to “show the commitment of the United Kingdom to this country”, adding: “We are here to help.”. 00FastNews. New source of news. ►► Like and share more news! ►► Subscribe to My Channel! ►► See you in the next news! Goodbye! ►► Follow Me: https://www.twitter.com/00FastNews/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClk21WmIYqyxp5vWuQDRklA/ Created By 00Fast News PLAYLISTS: Breaking News: https://goo.gl/i65GD5 Popular News: https://goo.gl/h9RBFF 00Fast News: https://goo.gl/uxztBd Latest News: https://goo.gl/96kzfi All News: https://goo.gl/6SWcku RANDOM NEWS: End of the World on September 23, 2017: Shock bible prophecy warns The Rapture is COMING: http://youtu.be/QIIW8E7SdAk 'She needs to THINK AGAIN' Theresa May slaps down Lib Dem MP over anti-Brexit tirade: http://youtu.be/33B0UMul7ts ‘Homeless hero’ denies stealing at Manchster bomb scene: http://youtu.be/4QMXjmk2970 Generation snowflake: Now children are given classes on how to cope with modern life: http://youtu.be/zH0vWH6FgwY Len McCluskey compares himself to Mandela and Gandhi after calling for illegal strikes: http://youtu.be/NQgNB9OweW4 Thank you for watching!
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Montserrat, Hurricane Irma and Volcanic activity of Soufrière Hills volcano, British West Indies On 18 July 1995, the previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano, in the southern part of the island, became active. Eruptions destroyed Montserrat's Georgian era capital city of Plymouth. Between 1995 and 2000, two-thirds of the island's population was forced to flee, primarily to the United Kingdom, leaving fewer than 1,200 people on the island as of 1997 (rising to nearly 5,000 by 2016). The volcanic activity continues, mostly affecting the vicinity of Plymouth, including its docking facilities, and the eastern side of the island around the former W. H. Bramble Airport, the remnants of which were buried by flows from volcanic activity on 11 February 2010. Current storm information As of 2:00 a.m AST (06:00 UTC) September 19, Hurricane Maria was located within 10 nautical miles of 15.7°N 61.9°W, about 45 miles (70 km) west-northwest of Dominica, and about 235 miles (380 km) southeast of Saint Croix. Maximum sustained winds are 135 knots (155 mph; 250 km/h), a Category 4 on the Saffir–Simpson scale, with gusts to 165 knots (190 mph; 305 km/h). The minimum barometric pressure is 942 millibars (hPa; 27.82 inHg). The system is moving west-northwestward at 8 knots (9 mph; 15 km/h). Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center of Maria, and tropical storm-force winds extended outward up to 125 miles (205 km) from the center. For latest official information, see: The NHC's latest public advisory on Hurricane Maria The NHC's latest forecast advisory on Hurricane Maria The NHC's latest forecast discussion on Hurricane Maria Watches and warnings Hurricane Warning Hurricane conditions expected within 36 hours. British Overseas Territories British Virgin Islands Montserrat Dominica France Guadeloupe Martinique Saint Kitts and Nevis United States United States Virgin Islands Puerto Rico, including Culebra and Vieques Hurricane Watch Hurricane conditions possible within 48 hours. Antigua and Barbuda British Overseas Territories Anguilla Dominican Republic Isla Saona to Puerto Plata France Saint Martin Saint Barthélemy Netherlands Saba Sint Eustatius Sint Maarten Montserrat volcano, Montserrat Hurricane Maria, Montserrat travel, Montserrat hotels, Montserrat geothermal well, Montserrat geothermal, Montserrat lahar, Montserrat economy,
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Courtesy Vanessa Thompson: "This video is of my initial walk through of the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School, Anguilla's only secondary school, post-Hurricane Irma. I am an English teacher at this school. I apologize now for any f-bombs I may drop on this clip. I promise I don't swear in the classroom, and for any of my students watching this- let's just pretend you didn't see me swearing. Pretty sure everyone can understand the circumstances and the way I felt during this whole thing."
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When Hurricane Irma shattered islands across the Caribbean, one of the hardest hit was Anguilla, where residents in need of food, water, fuel and electricity received the first major delivery of aid from Britain six days after the storm hit. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports on how the island is managing and what the disaster says about the island’s relationship to Britain.
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Residents of St. John, US Virgin Islands, are returning home and cleaning up, following the devastation of Hurricane Irma. CNN's Isa Soares reports.
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Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/robinlynne/is-the-island-of-anguilla-getting-the-ir Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJOHN YANG: Across the Northern Caribbean, the French president and the British foreign secretary visited the region today, as aid from Europe and the United Nations poured into a string of shattered islands. One of the hardest hit is the British island of Anguilla. That’s where Alex Thomson of Independent Television News is. ALEX THOMSON, ITN: With the plane loaded with as much aid as she would carry, we approached Anguilla. Irma’s passing starkly obviously from the moment you hit the tarmac in Anguilla. Douglas Biggs somehow survived Irma inside this. It was once a house, his house. You keep smiling. You look happy. Why — after this has happened, why are you happy man? DOUGLAS BIGGS, Hurricane Victim: Because I am alive. That’s why I’m happy. ALEX THOMSON: Because you’re alive. DOUGLAS BIGGS: Yes. ALEX THOMSON: Suddenly, at the airstrip, an RAF transport arrives out of the blue, raising hope that a serious aid delivery at last is coming to Anguilla. What you’re seeing behind me in this RAF transport plane is essentially the first major delivery of aid from Britain to Anguilla. And people on this island are asking why it is that it’s taken six days to achieve that. VICTOR BANKS, Chief Minister, Anguilla: We are not here to spend time talking about responses and times. We are here to start talking about the recovery, making people — making sure that people are taken care of. We can talk about that after. The postmortem can deal with those issues. But for now, we are concerned about getting things started. ALEX THOMSON: On the streets though, a very different assessment. Long queues at the three functioning petrol stations left here and short shrift for the British response. MAN: They haven’t done nothing for me as yet. But I’m hoping, and I’m looking out for something to be done. ALEX THOMSON: What do you need? MAN: I need a roof. ALEX THOMSON: Low on water, food, fuel, no electricity and many homeless in heat and humidity. The mood is fragile. Critics say this whole disaster is a chance to reexamine the island’s relationship with London, because, over there, they say just 18 minutes away by boat, things couldn’t be more different, Saint Martin, behind me, as part of metropolitan France as Bordeaux or Marseille, they get exactly the same from the central government in terms of spending, in terms of infrastructure, in terms of the whole relationship as if they were a part of mainland France. But if you come back here onto Anguilla, things are totally different. Are the French getting more, sir, than you’re getting here? Are they getting a better deal from Paris than you’re getting from London? HUBERT HUGHES, Former Chief Minister, Anguilla: Oh, God, no comparison. ALEX THOMSON: No comparison? HUBERT HUGHES: No comparison. The French take full responsibility for their territory across the water. ALEX THOMSON: And the British don’t? HUBERT HUGHES: Never. Never does. I think Britain must now wake up to the fact that we are no longer a dependent territory. We are a British overseas territory. We are British, completely British. ALEX THOMSON: The Anguillians welcome the British foreign secretary to this battered island tomorrow. Across the water today, on Saint Martin, the Dutch monarch, King Alexander, arrived. And on the French side of the island, they welcomed their president. Back on Anguilla, they await any head of state or government in vain. The electricity system here totally wrecked. The ferry terminal a world away from functioning. Tourism, the mainstay of the economy, of life here, ripped apart. Dusk falls over the biggest private employer in Anguilla, the Four Seasons resort. They say it will be six months minimum before they reopen. JOHN YANG: That report from Alex Thomson of Independent Television News. The post Is the island of Anguilla getting the Irma aid it needs? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.