Sir Richard Branson reveals Hurricane Irma devastation on his Necker island home

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The volatile situation sparked by Hurricane Irma has led to a mass jailbreak in Tortola, one of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where more than 100 "very serious prisoners" are now at large, the UK Minister for Europe and the Americas has said.

He is 55-year old Derek Ragnath, formerly of Mahaica Public Road near the police station.

Turks and Caicos: Battered by the hurricane on 7 September, with roofs ripped off, streets flooded, utility poles snapped and a widespread black-out on the main island of Grand Turk.

At least 30 people have been confirmed dead including one in Anguilla and five in the British Virgin Islands.

With ports mended and weather cleared, officials have sent in more aid and arranged stepped-up evacuations in remote Caribbean islands devastated and cut off by Hurricane Irma.

During a visit to the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pledged "our absolute commitment" to Britons there.

The French government has also faced criticism from political opponents and from islanders who say they feel abandoned amid the post-hurricane chaos.

Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, passed through the Caribbean and Florida, causing massive infrastructural damage.

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Virgin boss Richard Branson has revealed the extent of damage to his private island in the Caribbean as he called for urgent government help for those in the Caribbean in desperate need after Hurricane Irma.

More British troops are being sent in to help British Overseas Territories affected by the storm.

Confirming 997 British military personnel are in Caribbean, Sir Alan confirmed there had been "a serious breach of law and order" on the BVI and marines had been deployed. He further reported that about half of Barbuda's 1,800 population were homeless while nine out of 10 buildings had suffered damage, many of them destroyed.

Irma, now a category 2 storm, hit Georgia and SC with winds that peaked at 50 miles per hour, but higher gusts were reported by South Carolina's Emergency Management Division.

He further noted that his company, Virgin Unite, is coordinating aid to local British Virgin Island families and communities affected.

"We pre-positioned a ship in the Caribbean for the hurricane season", he said.

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the French-Dutch territory of St Martin on Tuesday and Dutch King Willem-Alexander travelled there on Monday. Some islanders said they had been told that they could expect to be without electricity for months.