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Irma: Apocalypse and the aftermath
The category five hurricane devastated Caribbean islands - a BBC team captured what was left behind.

Listen: Scarborough couple caught up in hurricane

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The devastation which has been caused by Hurricane Irma is becoming clearer each day. Stories are emerging of people's experiences and how much damage it has caused.

For Scarborough couple Kirsty Anderson and her partner George their holiday of a lifetime turned into a frightening experience.

They are in Antigua and have been telling BBC Radio York what it was like when the hurricane struck.

Charting Hurricane Irma's path of destruction
Millions of people have been displaced due to the biggest Atlantic hurricane in recent history.

Hurricane Irma: Shelterbox sends Barbuda 500 emergency kits

BBC Radio Cornwall

The Cornwall-based disaster relief charity Shelterbox is preparing to ship 500 emergency kits to Barbuda in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

About 50% of Barbuda's population is homeless, with 95% of buildings damaged and the island "barely habitable" according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne.

The charity's working alongside other agencies including the Red Cross which is already on the devastated Caribbean island.

Barbuda, September 2017
BBC

Shelterbox teams are at a base in Panama assessing which communities they can reach, with chief executive Chris Wareham saying logistics are difficult, with only a 500m-long airport runway on the island.