Hurricane Irma

More than 100 prisoners have been captured after escaping from a jail on the British Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma.

Trump travels to Florida to assess Hurricane Irma damage

President Donald Trump is heading to Florida to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The president is travelling to the hurricane-stricken state today to meet with those affected by the storm and learn more about relief efforts.

Islanders tell of terror with prisoners on loose following Hurricane Irma

British Virgin Islanders say they are "terrified" of the prisoners who escaped because of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Eight elderly in nursing home among more than 80 dead in Hurricane Irma

Eight patients at a sweltering Florida nursing home have died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning.

Latest: Eight patients of Florida nursing home die after Hurricane Irma cuts power to air conditioning

Latest: Eight patients at a sweltering Florida nursing home have died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning.

Florida inching back to normality as workers restore power and fuel

Parts of Florida are inching back towards normality with workers restoring power, clearing roads and replenishing fuel supplies, even as teams scour the southernmost islands and authorities warn of mass devastation.

More than 100 'very serious' prisoners have escaped in the wake of Hurricane Irma

Around 100 "very serious" prisoners have escaped from jail on the British Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma, a British minister has said.

Shares in insurers up as Hurricane Irma costs limited to €33bn

Shares in insurers jumped in markets from Europe to Florida amid signs that predictions about Hurricane Irma’s damage were excessively dire.

'Everyone's turned feral,' says woman whose partner is stuck on Irma-hit island

A British woman whose partner is stranded on a hurricane-hit Caribbean island said he carries a knife for protection as "everyone's turned feral".

Woman hit by washing machine as Hurricane Irma batters island

A resident of an island destroyed by Hurricane Irma has told how she was struck by a washing machine as her house was battered by the storm.

Weakened Irma batters Florida as Cuba confirms 10 dead from hurricane

A weakened but still dangerous Irma - downgraded to a tropical storm over Florida but still packing winds near hurricane force - has pushed inland as winds and floodwaters created hazards for rescuers.

Branson shares Hurricane Irma photos detailing destruction

Richard Branson has shared photographs and video showing the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma on his private island Necker.

Hurricane Irma weakening but still presents a threat to life, say forecasters

Hurricane Irma is showing signs of weakening and could be downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday.

Latest: Irma downgraded but fears of 'catastrophic' storm surges remain high

Latest: Hurricane Irma has moved inland near Naples which is expected to take the brunt of the category three storm.

Here’s a summary of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma so far

Here is a look at the impact of Hurricane Irma on individual countries and territories in the Caribbean as of tonight:

These pictures show how people in Florida are preparing for Hurricane Irma

The storm is expected to hit the US state on Sunday, having already wreaked havoc on several Caribbean islands.

Latest: Irma approaches US coast as tourists reveal hurricane was "like being in a nightmare"

Latest: Tourists returning from areas in the Caribbean which have been hit by Hurricane Irma have described the experience as "like being in a nightmare".

Hurricane Irma could batter Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago mansion

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago mansion could take a battering from Hurricane Irma.

The Turks and Caicos Islands 'pummelled' by 175mph winds of Hurricane Irma

The Turks and Caicos Islands have been "pummelled" overnight by Hurricane Irma as winds of up to 175mph left death and destruction in the Atlantic.

Irish couple take shelter in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Irma approaches

An Irish woman in Puerto Rico has said the effects of Hurricane Irma have not been as bad as expected.

Hurricane Irma evacuation alerts: 'We can't save you once the storm hits'

Latest: Georgia has become the latest U.S state to be placed on hurricane alert.

Latest: Here's the advice for Irish holidaymakers travelling to Caribbean as it is hit by Hurricane Irma

Latest: The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has issued advice to Irish holidaymakers travelling to the Caribbean and Florida as Hurricane Irma makes landfall there.

'Extremely dangerous' Irma one of the strongest ever hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic

The US National Hurricane Centre said the "potentially catastrophic" storm is the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in more than a decade.