Boris Johnson vows 'long term' recovery push for hurricane-hit territories

Virgin founder Richard Branson stayed in the wine cellar of his private home of Necker Island

Mr Johnson said that 50 police officers were flying to the UK's overseas territories to help restore order.

He is 55-year old Derek Ragnath, formerly of Mahaica Public Road near the police station.

"By the end of the evening there will be well over 100 marines and troops on the island, their priority will be establishing security and law and order before providing humanitarian assistance before the arrival of Hurricane Jose".

At least 30 people have been confirmed dead including one in Anguilla and five in the British Virgin Islands.

Some 500 British troops have been sent to the region, with 120 stationed in the British Virgin Islands, which has been devastated by the historic storm. They include Anguilla, St. Martin, Antigua and Barbuda, and St Kitts and Nevis.

On Wednesday morning, Mr Johnson will be venturing out into the community to see some of the most hard-hit places of Anguilla before heading to the British Virgin Islands.

They "will now face a particularly acute need to access significant reconstruction funds following the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Irma", the committee said.

The NASA Earth Observatory released the images, taken by the Landsat 8 satellite, showing a side-by-side comparison of the Virgin Islands before and after Hurricane Irma struck, according to Business Insider.

As Hurricane Irma battered Florida, the damage done to the USA and British Virgin Islands came to light: shattered ports, debris and homes torn to pieces.




The Royal Navy ship RFA Mounts Bay, carrying engineers, marines and medics, delivered six tonnes of supplies to the British overseas territory and carried out fix work before moving on to the British Virgin Islands.

"Much of the buildings and vegetation on Necker has been destroyed or badly damaged", Branson wrote in the caption.

Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday, after it had wreaked havoc along Florida's west coast.

The Lords EU Committee is urging the government to consider contributing to the EU budget to help British overseas territories rebuild after Hurricane Irma.

Shadow global development secretary Kate Osamor said: "Boris Johnson was clear on Sunday that this is a national disaster being treated as though in Inverness, Dover or St Ives".

This aid is additional to the £32m already announced by the United Kingdom government last week.

Richard also revealed how he sheltered himself from the storm.

"A further 10,000 buckets, 2,500 solar lanterns and 300 shelter kits will be arriving this week on commercial flights", Duncan said.

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