Man's New Caribbean Home Destroyed By Irma Five Days After He Bought It

StoryfulWeatherPublished: September 13, 2017Updated: September 15, 2017199 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: September 13, 2017Updated: September 15, 2017

Climate change is real. There is no denying it.

Hurricane Irma wrecked the home of British man who had just bought the Cane Garden Bay in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, property just five days earlier. Kyrie Caulfield shared a video with friends taking stock of the damage and joked that at least his supply of Guinness survived the deadly storm. The BBC reported at least five people were killed after the British Virgin Islands took a direct hit from the Category 5 storm on September 6. Road Town, capital of the British Virgin Islands, was “decimated” by the storm, according to the The Virgin Islands Daily News.

Hurricane Irma is by far the worst natural disaster that has happened to Central America in years. If you don’t believe that, here are a few facts that will prove you wrong. Did you know that Irma is so powerful, it is registered on seismometers? You read that right, seismometers, the devices that spot and measure earthquakes. The winds are so fast, they are deemed “life-threatening” and the territory it is wreaking havoc over is bigger than the size of Ohio. It is currently a 5.3 on the Cyclone Damage Potential Index, while Harvey and Katrina were a 5.2 and 4.9. Now there’s some food for thought.

Credit: Kyrie Caulfield via Storyful

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