By Kevin Studds, British Red Cross country manager for our overseas branches
Hurricane Irma is the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. As it continues its path across the Caribbean, the extent of the devastation is starting to become clear.
So far, the islands of St Martin and Barbuda have borne the brunt of the storm. But also affected are the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands where the British Red Cross has branches.
With Hurricane Jose following close behind in Irma’s path, the concern for those caught up in the north-east Caribbean heightens.