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Irma triggers massive destruction in Barbuda; at least 1 killed, officials say

September 7, 2017 1:20 AM
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Irma triggers massive destruction in Barbuda; at least 1 killed, officials say

Hurricane Irma left unprecedented destruction in its wake Wednesday on the Caribbean island of Barbuda, and has killed at least one person, the prime minister told reporters, calling it "absolute devastation, and this is no hyperbole."

Prime Minister Gaston Browne said during a Facebook Live briefing that about 95 percent of the properties in Barbuda suffered damage from Irma. "Barbuda is barely habitable."

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