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After Irma, Barbuda’s 300-year-old civilization ‘extinguished’

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Ambassador Ronald Sanders, the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the United States, delivered a chilling report on the status of his country in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

“The damage is complete,” Sanders told PRI’s The Takeaway. “For the first time in 300 years, there’s not a single living person on the island of Barbuda — a civilization that has existed on that island for over 300 years has now been extinguished.”

Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda on September 6 as a category 5 tropical cyclone. The 400 mile-across storm entirely swallowed the 62 square mile island, and laid waste to 95 percent of the island’s structuresRead more…

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