“My mum is 83 and has Alzheimer’s. And she’s not mobile. When the hurricane came she hid behind the fridge and we didn’t get to her until morning.”
Claire and her mum live in the beautiful British Virgin Islands.
Normally a Caribbean tourist destination, the islands were hit by three crises in 2017.
First there was major flooding in August.
Then Hurricane Irma, one of the strong hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, hit in September.
Hurricane Maria followed just 12 days later.