Hurricane Irma: Quarter of Florida Keys homes ‘destroyed’

Source: BBC News

Hurricane Irma evacuees are returning to scenes of devastation in the Florida Keys with reports of a quarter of homes destroyed on the low-lying islands.

The latest images show homes torn apart after the storm pummelled the region with winds of up to 120mph (192km/h).

Search and rescue teams are moving through the worst affected areas with emergency supplies of food and water.

US President Donald Trump will visit Florida on Thursday to view the damage caused as Irma tore through the state.

It will be Mr Trump’s third trip related to hurricanes in two weeks and he will be joined this week by his wife Melania, the first lady.

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  1. All these homes seem to be constructed of wood (real or synthetic?). Just wondering how the damage would be if they would be constructed with bricks, like the usual European homes…

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