Hurricane Irma hits Bahamas and Haiti, Florida next

Parts of Florida are being evacuated and officials are warning that hurricane Irma will “devastate the United States”. Currently a category four storm, Irma has already hit a series of islands in the north-east Caribbean, including Barbuda, the British and US Virgin Islands, and the French St Martin and St Barthelemey islands. The storm is…

Trump Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Irma Intensifies

United States President Donald Trump has declared emergencies in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands as hurricane Irma threatens heads towards land. Mr Trump’s declarations authorise the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to organise relief efforts. It also directs FEMA to deploy to the soon-to-be-hit regions ahead…