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No deaths on VG, Anegada after Hurricane Irma – Vanterpool

Scene of destruction on Virgin Gorda caused by Hurricane Irma. (Photo credit: Twitter user @xhaii).

Minister of Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool said there have been no reports of deaths on Anegada or Virgin Gorda resulting from Hurricane Irma.

“I flew over on Friday to Anegada; I landed in a helicopter [and] they are well over there. No casualties in Anegada, no one is sick over there or hurt, and not many houses have been damaged,” the minister said while addressing a group of concerned residents yesterday.

Vanterpool noted that the situation is the same for the Virgin Gorda, except that the damageb caused by the hurricane has been more severe.

“I took a helicopter and we flew over Virgin Gorda. On the far side of Virgin Gorda; North Sound side is very badly damaged and same thing in the Valley.”

“But thank God we haven’t heard of any casualties on Virgin Gorda as a result of the hurricane either,” he said.

No did not address whether or not anyone was killed on the other sister islands such as Jost Van Dyke.

Five people have been confirmed dead as a result of Hurricane Irma which devastated the territory last week.

So far, the names of the persons killed have not been officially released.

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