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Irma’s wrath

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

Irma’s wrath

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AS THEIR HOMES lay in rubble, residents of Barbuda yesterday gave hair-raising accounts of their experiences during the passage of the strongest Atlantic weather system ever recorded.

Chairperson of the Barbuda Council, Knacyntar Nedd, told ABS Television/Radio that what they experienced during Hurricane Irma was “like something out of a horror movie”.

“Persons were literally running from house to house. We had cars flying over our heads, and we had 40-foot containers flying left and right. The story that you are getting from most of the residents here is that the eye of the storm came just in time. Persons were literally tying themselves to their roofs with ropes to keep them down, holding on to doors,” Nedd said.

The BBC was last night reporting six deaths from Irma in the French territories of St Martin and St Barts. A young boy also died in Barbuda sometime after midnight, while fire officers were trying to rescue stranded families. (SAT)

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