Hurricane Irma has caused extensive damage in the Caribbean. Several people have died. Many have lost their homes. The Caribbean is a region with many islands. Irma hit Puerto Rico, Cuba and many other small island nations. Finally, it hit the US mainland.
In the Caribbean, there are always storms and hurricanes. However, Irma was especially bad. Experts say, there has never been a storm that was so strong for so long. On the island of Barbuda, the hurricane destroyed over 90 percent of the houses. The head of government there says that the whole island is unlivable. He also blamed climate change in his statement.
Just one week earlier, another severe hurricane hit the Texas coast in the US. Record rainfall flooded several cities in the region. At least 80 people died as a result of the storm.
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