The Israeli foreign Ministry decided to evacuate the staff of the Israeli Consulate in Miami, Florida, and members of their families in connection with the approaching coast of the U.S. hurricane «Irma».
The Consulate will be closed until further notice. The Israelis living in the disaster area, it is recommended to follow the instructions of local authorities.
Hurricane «Irma», preserving the fifth, maximum category of power, continues to approach the coast of the United States, simultaneously causing significant damage to the Islands of the Caribbean.
By now we know that the hurricane almost destroyed the island of Barbuda with a population of 1.638. Victims of natural cataclysm began at least 11 residents of the island. According to the head of Ministry of foreign Affairs Charles Fernandez, destroyed about 90% of the buildings of the island. Rescue service feared that the number of victims will increase after analysis of blockages.
Earlier it was reported about serious damage to belonging to the French Islands of Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin. The French foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Saint-barthélemy destroyed four most durable construction. At least two residents of the island were killed and two suffered serious injuries. On the Ile Saint-Martin, killed 6 people and destroyed the airport and 95% of the buildings.
Despite fears, the eye of the storm bypassed us territory of Puerto Rico. However, the island was a mass outage.
Haitian authorities announced the evacuation of residents of low-lying areas and coast of the island.
The Bahamas authorities are evacuating residents and tourists from six of the southern Islands of the archipelago. In Florida, in Port-Rico and the U.S. virgin Islands declared an emergency. Florida is a mandatory evacuation of residents in Key West and Miami beach. Residents of Tampa are ordered to prepare for evacuation.