Prime Minister Gaston Browne is scheduled to visit Barbuda this week to personally evaluate the destruction caused by Hurricane Tammy, which struck on Saturday evening. While the storm brought winds reaching up to 85 miles per hour, it didn’t inflict the extensive devastation experienced during Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
PM Browne initially intended to visit on Sunday, but adverse weather conditions compelled him to postpone the trip. The exact date remains uncertain, but he is committed to visiting Barbuda soon.
Hurricane Tammy initially threatened the mainland but shifted course, directly impacting Barbuda with high winds and heavy rainfall.
In 2017, Hurricane Irma caused millions of dollars in damage, with Category 5 winds exceeding 150 miles per hour. PM Browne’s aerial survey shortly after the storm brought him to tears.
During Hurricane Tammy, reports indicate that just over 4 inches of rain fell on Barbuda between 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
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