Irma’s price tag in Caribbean: Over $10bn

The damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean has been estimated so far at more than ten billion dollars according to disaster risk experts.

The Centre for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology was quoted by the BBC as saying that the figure  makes Irma the costliest storm ever to hit the region.

Irma has caused an estimated $150m in damage on Antigua’s sister Island of  Barbuda, according to reports.

Damages on French islands are expected to exceed 200m euros (£180m), insurer Caisse Centrale de Reassurance said.

Irma affected an estimated 1.2m people in the Caribbean before heading on to Florida in the US.

The $10bn estimate for the Caribbean does not include damage in the Dominican Republic or Cuba, which were later in the storm’s path.


1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Destructive hurricane.I’ve never seen Ocean dried up

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