Barbuda government confirms 1 death, near total destruction from Irma

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San Francisco: Hurricane Irma left a trail of "absolute devastation" as it tore across the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda on Wednesday with 185-mile-per-hour (295-kph) winds, destroying houses, snapping trees and killing at least one person.

Claire Frank and Barbudan partner Mackenzie, who are staying with family in Britain, last heard from their daughters on Whatsapp at around 10.30pm on Tuesday evening. It is just total devastation.

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"Barbuda is literally rubble".

He said the island was "barely habitable" and the damage caused by the 185mph winds was "unprecedented".

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Meanwhile, Barbuda's residents are without water or phone services, and Browne said aid has so far been unable to reach the island. Nearly 100% of homes totally destroyed #damaged.Vehicles destroyed.

Barbuda is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and forms part of the state of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said about 95 percent of the buildings on Barbuda had been damaged, estimating it will cost $100 million to rebuild. USAID/OFDA plans to support overland damage assessments following the passage of Hurricane Jose once weather conditions allow. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is stationary with little overall motion expected though late Thursday.

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Mr Browne said his government is considering moving the entire population of Barbuda to Antigua if Jose threatens the island. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for six islands in the Bahamas and parts of southern Florida.

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