Continued risk of catastrophic damage as Irma traverses path of destruction, warns UN

UNICEF Hurricane Irma 2017A seven-year old boy stands in front of debris as Hurricane Irma moves off from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Photo: UNICEF/UN0119399

8 September 2017 –

Hurricane Irma continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake, the United Nations humanitarian wing said today, warning that areas along its path continue to remain at risk of significant damage.

“There is continued risk of catastrophic damage from hurricane-force winds, storm surge and flooding in areas on Irma's trajectory,” read an update issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Read More>>