Hurricane Jose

Hurricane Irma leaves Caribbean islands devastated

Hurricane Irma leaves Caribbean islands devastated

Relief efforts in the Caribbean islands hard hit by Hurricane Irma continued Saturday even as Hurricane Jose, a Category 4 storm, dumped more rain on the beleaguered region.

Several nations still possess a variety of Caribbean islands or maintain close ties with former colonies, and relief efforts were coming from all over, including France, the Netherlands and the United States.

The Franco-Dutch island of St. Martin suffered significant damage when Irma slammed into it Wednesday. An estimated 70% of the houses on the Dutch side of St. Martin were badly damaged or destroyed, Dutch officials reported Saturday. The French government said 95% of the French half of the island...

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