Boris Johnson defends Hurricane Irma response

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Emmanuel Macron will leave Monday night for the Caribbean island of St. Martin to show his support for the relief effort, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Sunday.

Dutch King Willem-Alexander arrived on St. Martin on Monday and said the scenes of devastation were the worst he has ever seen.

At least two dozen people were killed as Irma, then a Category 5 storm, made its way across the Caribbean.

He said damage seems to have been concentrated in infrastructure for crops including bananas.

More British troops are being sent in to help British Overseas Territories affected by the storm. "That's the problem, everyone has their own problems at the moment", Cluff said.

We were told on Thursday afternoon by hotel staff that the bar and restaurant would close at 8pm and all English speaking TV was disconnected that morning.

A British Foreign Officer minister said earlier today that there had been a "serious threat of the complete breakdown of law and order".

- Amongst those deployed were the 40 Commando Royal Marines and the 3 Commando Brigadiers, eight DFID humanitarian experts, 10 FCO Rapid Deployment staff as well as humanitarian experts funded by United Kingdom aid.

The Foreign Secretary has travelled to Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands to see the destruction wrought by the storm and observe the Government's aid efforts.

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The prison, which is believed to house up to 200 inmates, is just one of the many structures devastated by Hurricane Irma.

On his arrival in Anguilla on Tuesday, which he will tour on Wednesday before travelling to the British Virgin Islands, Mr Johnson said it was "clear this place has been through an absolutely hellish experience".

In the French-controlled part of the island of St. Martin, some residents said food scarcity has led to looting at stores and some violence.

The flights have carried medical supplies, emergency shelter kits, rations and clean water to affected islands, as well as engineers and military personnel. Jose is not now a threat to the U.S.

Most casualties occurred mainly due to building collapses, the CNN reported.

He added, "Hopefully electricity will return soon and more people can get in touch with loved ones".

Wide areas of the British Virgin Islands have been reduced to rubble, with rats swarming through damaged houses and raw sewage creating a health hazard, as many await evacuation to the larger island of Puerto Rico, to the west, which was less badly hit. "They don't know what to do".

The latest travel advice from Thomas Cook states: "A damage assessment is now underway in Varadero and Havana, Cuba with airports expected to re-open on Tuesday, September 12".

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