Still watching … keeping an open eye!!
Our thoughts are with all those who are recovering from the catastrophic effects or preparing for the hurricane’s arrival. A few minutes ago, CNN reported on the latest projected trajectory of Hurricane Irma, which just battered a string of northeast Caribbean islands—including Barbuda, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands—thrashing them with rain and winds of up to 180 mph, causing widespread devastation and leaving at least nine people dead. It is now moving along the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. [CNN writes: Are you affected by Irma? Text, iMessage or WhatsApp your videos, photos and stories to CNN: +1 347-322-0415.]
Barbuda is barely inhabitable with nearly all its buildings damaged, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda said.
Puerto Rico was spared a direct hit, but it still got lashed by strong winds and torrential rains, leading to hundreds of thousands without power, officials said.
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