Travel alert: Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean islands


Hurricane Irma: Strongest ever Atlantic storm causes 'major damage' on Caribbean islands

Hurricane Irma has now developed into a category 5 storm and a number of Caribbean islands continue to be under hurricane watch.  Irma is the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded in history.

Under the highest hurricane warnings are: several of the Leeward Islands, including Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, as well as for the US and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Cuba and Haiti are also expected to be affected. Going forward, the hurricane is forecast to move north of Puerto Rico and the U.S.

Meteorologists predict that unless Irma heads north, she will make landfall in the Florida Keys where a state of emergency has been implemented.  Residents are preparing and people in low lying areas have been advised to evacuate as a precaution before Sunday.

Airline policies: . • Delta (DL) advice HEREAmerican Airlines (AA) advice HEREUnited Airlines (UA) advice HEREBritish Airways (BA) advice HERE

Most polices cover both Caribbean and Florida, and allow and change waiving fees. Please check induvial policies for exact details.

Other affected airports:

Caribbean: Antigua - ANU Anguilla – AXA Montserrat – MNI St Kitts – SKB St Martin/ Maarten – SFG, SXM Dominican Republic – PUJ, LRM, STI Bahamas - NAS, GGT Puerto Rico – SJU Virgin Islands – STX Turks and Caicos - PLS Cuba - HAV


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