Sir Richard Branson reveals extent of damage caused by Hurricane Irma

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Other stars who have frequented the island include One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles, former USA president Barack Obama, songstress Mariah Carey, musician Sir Mick Jagger and models Kate Moss and Rachel Hunter.

French President Emmanuel Macron is also visiting the region, and is expected to in St Martin later today, coinciding with a French military ship carrying supplies.

"With the security situation deteriorating in numerous affected islands all British citizens should be considered vulnerable".

Irma, as a Category 4 storm, also heavily destroyed Barbuda, St. Maarten/St. Martin, Guadeloupe, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Cuba before reaching Florida and then other states.

The first to be evacuated were those with urgent medical care before flights were suspended due to Hurricane Jose.

Governor Cuomo flew out to the U.S. Virgin Islands this morning to survey damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

The trip comes after U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp asked Cuomo to assess the ruins.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the British government "should have acted much faster", and those with relatives in hurricane-hit areas have said they have not been supported.

'Over the coming weeks, we'll have to assess exactly what is needed.

But thousands are struggling for survival, as well as basic law and order and hygiene, amid wrecked buildings and widespread debris across many islands, including the British Virgin Islands.

Communications are mostly still down in the British Virgin Islands where its premier, Orlando Smith, has called for a "comprehensive economic package for reconstruction" from the UK.

He told MPs: "The prison was breached, over 100 very serious prisoners escaped".

St. Martin and St. Bart remained under tropical storm warnings as of Saturday evening. The other side is under Dutch sovereignty.

"New Jersey continues to stand ready to assist the victims of both hurricanes Harvey and Irma, reciprocating with the type of aid provided to New Jersey when Superstorm Sandy devastated our state", Christie said in a statement".

"This is something you always to want to be able to do - help people", Hewlett said.

"Apart from the structural damage, there have sadly been reports of casualties and fatalities", he said.

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