Irma Rips Through The Caribbean, With a Wallop To The US Virgin Islands

Irma rips through the Caribbean, with a wallop to the US Virgin Islands

You can’t miss the dire headlines, warning of Hurricane Irma’s perilous journey toward Florida and the US eastern seaboard.

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Far less attention, however, is focusing on the fact that the deadly storm has already caused significant damage on American soil.
“The US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have already been decimated by this hurricane,” says Stacey Plaskett, the delegate for the US Virgin Islands in the US House of Representatives. “It’s difficult to hear the discussions in some of our news outlets, where they focus the attention solely on the continental US.”
Data is from NOAA’s database of …

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