Thursday 07 September

        2:forty seven p.m.

If you want to enjoy Hurricane Irma in the eyes. Or, fairly, in his eye:

        2:41 p.m.

In Saint Martin, Maho seashore is famous: vacationers can, from the sand, witness the landings and acquire-offs of the Boeing 747 (apply if not repudiated since really risky) .

        2:38 p.m.

Hurricane Irma is “truly destructive” when it comes on the coast of Florida states Brock Prolonged, head of the US emergency agency (Fema) on the American channel CNN. The United States has been strike by a Class five hurricane-like Irma-only a few occasions since 1851, Prolonged mentioned, pointing out that the greater part of the uncovered population had no expertise of these kinds of a devastating phenomenon .

The inhabitants of Florida massively evacuate their point out

        2:31 p.m.

Jose, new hurricane on the horizon, “with no prevalent measure” with Irma. Hurricane José is approaching the West Indies, but it really should prevent the land, bringing having said that disruptions notably on Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, signifies Météo France. Situated about 1,four hundred km east of the Caribbean arc, José is currently classified in category 1 (on a scale of five). “It will get closer by Saturday and will move a couple hundreds of kilometers to the north / northeast of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, likely in category 2 Saturday,” mentioned forecaster Etienne Kapikian

        2:23 p.m.

Macron on Irma: “The entire of France is mobilized.” President Emmanuel Macron previously mentioned in Athens that “the entire of France is mobilized” immediately after the passage in the Caribbean of the hurricane Irma which seriously strike the French island of St. Bartholomew and the French component of the island of Saint-Martin. “It is France that is touched” by this hurricane, noticed the president, who was been given by his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos

        2:21 p.m.

Where are the other two hurricanes, Katia and José? On Friday and Saturday, José will spend about three hundred km northeast of St. Martin and St. Bartholomew with winds at ninety -a hundred km / h, creating additional precipitation. As for Katia, this cyclone threatens the Atlantic coast of Mexico: a hurricane warn bulletin was issued for the populations among the cities of Cabo Rojo and Laguna Verde for the night time from Friday to Saturday.

“We have a few simultaneous cyclones on the Atlantic, it has not transpired for seven a long time,” states Météo-France.

        2:15 p.m.

On the street to Hurricane Irma, lots of little small-lying islands (Turks & Caicos, Crooked Island, Prolonged Island, not forgetting the Bahamas …) , to put up with important injury.

        2:09 p.m.

Hurricane Irma does not weaken as it travels westward in direction of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida.

Usually of category five, Irma will move in the times to arrive in accordance to a trajectory west-northwest. The big depression moves slowly at 26 km / h, in accordance to the NHC (Nationwide Hurricane Center). The hurricane carries on its route to the Dominican Republic and the north of Haiti and will then contact the British territory of the Turks & Caicos and some Bahamian Islands tonight. In the night time of Friday to Saturday, it is anticipated to skim the northeast coast of Cuba prior to achieving southern Florida on Sunday afternoon. The depression really should go up the US shoreline till achieving Ga on Monday night time.

        1:fifty five p.m.

NGOs and associations launch calls for donations The Red Cross, the Secours populaire and the Fondation de France have introduced calls for donations to support the persons afflicted by the passage of Hurricane Irma in the West Indies, where by testimonies evoke scenes of chaos.

        1:fifty p.m.

In Florida, US point out that the hurricane really should strike Saturday and in particular Sunday, inhabitants start off to massively evacuate the threatened areas:

        1:48 p.m.

Incredibly unusual condition, a few hurricanes currently have an affect on the western Atlantic: Katia (Gulf of Mexico), Irma (approaching the Dominican Republic and Haiti) and José &#39East). Check out out the animation below:

        1:43 p.m.

French Antilles: the most deadly hurricanes. Irma, which has killed at the very least eight persons in Saint-Martin in accordance to a nonetheless provisional history (and two other folks in Barbuda and Anguilla), is the most deadly hurricane in the French West Indies for practically 30 a long time. In 1989, Hugo had built fifteen fatalities in Guadeloupe. The heaviest history dates again to Dorothy in 1970 with forty four victims in Martinique

        1:42 p.m.

Very first air look at of the airport of the Dutch component of Saint Martin destroyed by the hurricane Irma:

The 1 of the French component is on the other hand operational.
        1:29 p.m.

The Dominican Republic begins to put up with the first consequences of Hurricane Irma

        1:27 p.m.

What ended up the 10 most powerful hurricanes about the final a hundred a long time? Notice that this is the utmost noticed wind and calculated for a complete minute, not the utmost depth of a shorter burst (Irma saw gusts at 360 km / h) .


        1:seventeen p.m.

We have already spoken about the monstrous dimensions of Hurricane Irma (nearly the dimensions of France) . On this satellite image, its diameter and ability look obviously, understanding that the arc of Cuba is 1,250 km.

        1:10 p.m.

In this article is the estimate of the affect of Hurricane Irma in the times in advance:

        1:07 p.m.

“It will acquire months and months” for a return to normal electricity in Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, EDF announces. “Our implies of manufacturing on every single of the two islands are usually stopped” while the distribution networks have also suffered “substantial injury”, describes Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF. The two ability stations that provide the bulk of ability technology on both equally islands are stationary, “ruined” by Hurricane Irma.

The condition in Saint-Martin is of particular problem.

        1:00 p.m.

Irma is the longest tropical cyclone at any time recorded at these kinds of an depth in the globe in accordance to Météo France. Irma, which produced winds at 295 km / h for a lot more than 33 several hours, beats the history of tremendous storm Haiyan, which in 2013 in the Philippines created the similar winds, but for 24 several hours. It had killed a lot more than 7,000 persons or disappeared.

“These kinds of depth of these kinds of a longevity is unheard of in the globe, since the commencing of the satellite period”, some fifty a long time in the past, mentioned Etienne Kapikian, forecaster at Météo France.

The dawn in Cap-Haitien, while Irma is going in direction of Haiti. (19459019)

        12:twenty five

The operator Orange announces a full restoration of the mobile telephone community on the island of Saint-Martin and progressive on Saint-Barthélemy but, due to the significance of the visitors , the community on both equally islands is partly saturated, mentioned a spokesman for the operator. The return of the fastened phone community and the World-wide-web could acquire more time.


The two major ability plants of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy are stationary, in accordance to EDF. “Electricity is wholly lower on both equally islands and the two thermal ability stations with gasoline oil are stopped and ruined,” states a spokesman of EDF who also manages the distribution of electricity on these two islands of the West Indies


In Haiti, 2.2 million persons dwell in areas that are likely to be the most afflicted.


Hurricane Irma&#39s journey requires a whole of 16 million persons in the Caribbean.


The hurricane Irma, remarkable in its depth, is also due to the period of this depth: ]
        11:forty five

St. Martin is divided into two areas, French and Dutch. Hurricane Irma induced “huge injury” in the Dutch component of Saint-Martin, devastating the airport and leaving the island lower off from the globe, Dutch Key Minister Mark Rutte mentioned this morning. “However, it is not feasible to achieve the island at the second due to the huge injury induced to the airport and the port,” he instructed reporters. &#39instant no dying to be deplored on the Dutch facet.

There are now eight dead on the French facet, additionally 1 ninth on the neighboring island of Barbuda and 1 tenth at Anguilla.


Violent, Hurricane Irma is nonetheless so powerful: it is already a lot more than 33 several hours that its winds blow up to 185 mph (about three hundred km / h):

        11:twenty five

The position of Hurricane Irma, nonetheless classified in category five, this Thursday morning.


For Lieutenant Colonel Olivier Grosjean, firefighters of Ile-de-France the photographs seen since the close of the cyclonic episode are “very scary”, in particular to Saint -Martin. The brigade expects “significant injury” that the groups of Grimp (group of intervention and reconnaissance in perilous atmosphere) will have to deal with.


St. Martin devastated. In Saint-Martin, “4 buildings that ended up amongst the strongest” ended up destroyed, mentioned the Inside, suggesting an even a lot more remarkable condition for the a lot more rustic or precarious buildings in islands where by the Creole, wood habitat or sheet metallic, dominates. The prefecture of Saint-Martin is “partially destroyed”, “the fireplace station firefighters”, and various roofs of the gendarmerie flew absent. In accordance to the Ministry of the Inside, “the obstacle in St. Martin, the most afflicted island, is to restructure the command community immediately after the injury to the prefecture, both equally communications and buildings, to re-set up airports and make a prognosis on the condition of hospitals “.


The injury to Saint Martin (AFP) ]

        10:fifty nine

The passage of the monster hurricane Irma, which carries on its route in the Caribbean, induced at the very least nine fatalities, of which eight in Saint Martin and 1 in Barbuda. of this category five cyclone, it is time to acknowledge the injury: an airlift really should be set up nowadays among Guadeloupe and Saint-Martin and Saint-Barth to attempt to assess the injury, already judged ” very essential “immediately after gusts that exceeded at occasions the 360 ​​km / h. The most recent human report announced this morning by the civil stability was eight dead and 21 wounded in St. Martin. But “the figures will move,” had already warned Gérard Collomb, the Minister of the Inside.

        10:fifty five

Edouard Philippe canceled his check out prepared nowadays at midday in a Parisian skilled high college in get to comply with the history of Hurricane Irma and to go to the cell crisis activated in Paris. The Key Minister need to return in the afternoon to the Crisis Staff members of the Ministry of the Inside.

        10:fifty three

Hurricane Irma: the first support is structured from Guadeloupe. Pointe-à-Pitre serves as a again-up for relief efforts to support the victims of Hurricane Irma in the French West Indies.


On Facebook, a exclusive web site has been produced about Saint-Barth . Entitled “ Cyclone St Barth data and solidarity “, it collects all feasible testimonies, in particular of individuals who are harmless.

The testimony of Kevin Barrallon, of whom we have already revealed various photos via the AFP : “Howdy everybody, It is very intricate to move on the island [Saint-Barth] Mainly because the streets are very ruined, I prevent traveling so as not to overcrow the streets and let the rescue solutions move effectively, eg for individuals who know the island, to make St Jean in Lorient I place forty five minutes … And the gasoline will get started to miss out on.For persons who have no information of their beloved ones I would attempt to know a lot more but I guarantee almost nothing since as I you do not have to fear I&#39m certain you&#39re going to have some information very speedy, the persons on this island are wonderful and are all supportive of every single other.Braveness at all, the hardest is earlier 🍀 “



The British Virgin Islands through the passage of Hurricane Irma


The island of Antigua was also afflicted by Hurricane Irma. In this article are the first photographs shot on the spot:


Overseas Minister Annick Girardin arrived in Guadeloupe, is due to check out the islands of Saint-Martin and Saint Barthélémy in the several hours in advance. An airlift need to be set up nowadays among Saint-Martin and Guadeloupe to have relief and probably convey again the wounded.


In Saint Martin, in accordance to Inside Minister Gérard Collomb, the airport on the Dutch component of the island was destroyed by the passage of the hurricane, but the French airport, to the north of the island nonetheless will work. The prefecture was wholly destroyed, and the roof of the medical center “flew absent”.

Saint Martin (AFP)


In advance of and immediately after, in the British Virgin Islands:

A plane carrying relief supplies is on its way to the West Indies. This is what has just announced the Minister of the Inside Gérard Collomb for whom “urgency” is to make a first observation of the injury. “The hurricane, we had seen it coming, 4 times in the past that we ended up adhering to its trajectory … We did not stop to mail rescue, there is nonetheless a plane that leaves this morning” , he declared on the radio franceinfo. A plane carrying human reinforcements and logistics tools had already still left the metropolis yesterday.

“The balance for the second is eight dead and 23 wounded, balance that can evolve, we did not have time nonetheless recognizing all the coasts, “mentioned the minister, explaining that it is only” this morning, at dawn there that will truly start off the recognition of the two islands. “


As we have already mentioned, a few hurricanes circulate this morning on the western Atlantic (Katia in the Gulf of Mexico, Irma among Puerto Rico and Haiti, and José to the east).

The a few final hurricanes of the final two occasions seen from space this morning: Katia, Irma and José:



“The President of the Republic will go to the sites afflicted by the hurricane as before long as feasible with no hampering the motion of the rescue and weather conditions disorders will let” announced the Elysee this morning, while Emmanuel Macron is anticipated in Athens nowadays and tomorrow. The most recent interim report reveals eight dead and 21 wounded on the French-Dutch island of Saint-Martin, devastated by Hurricane Irma which strikes the Caribbean, announced Colonel Vincent Boichard, head of the detachment of stability civilian of the Hexagon sent in reinforcement in Guadeloupe.

Below, some photos of Saint-Martin French component, revealed by the French journalist Xavier Yvon:


Images revealed on social networks and by information companies all clearly show devastations, blown landscapes, destroyed cities. Illustrations or photos of war.

Devastation in Philipsburg, in the Dutch component of the island of St. Martin (AFP).

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The video revealed final night time in Saint-Martin by a reporter of ]


Of class, we converse of the mad winds of Hurricane Irma – 360 km / h in gusts – but we need to not overlook the devastating result of increasing sea concentrations, due to the very small strain in, the eye of the cyclone, and windbreaks produced by the wind . Below, some wave heights (in toes: divide the numbers by a few to have the equivalent in meters).


Florida prepares seriously for the arrival of Hurricane Irm a. The evacuation of the Keys, a string of islands in the serious south of the Condition, was purchased. In Miami, prolonged queues ended up fashioned in front of gasoline stations and inhabitants ended up rushing to supermarkets on Wednesday.

“Go residence, Irma, you&#39re drunk” (Joe Raedle / Getty Illustrations or photos)