The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

US News PM pledges further £25 million to help Hurricane Irma relief effort

15:21  13 september  2017
15:21  13 september  2017 Source:   pressassociation.com

Powerful Category 4 Hurricane Irma aims at Caribbean islands

  Powerful Category 4 Hurricane Irma aims at Caribbean islands Officials across the northeastern Caribbean canceled airline flights, shuttered schools and urged people to hunker down indoors as Hurricane Irma barreled toward the region as a powerful Category 4 storm.SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Officials across the northeastern Caribbean canceled airline flights, shuttered schools and urged people to hunker down indoors as Hurricane Irma barreled toward the region as a powerful Category 4 storm expected to strengthen more before nearing land late Tuesday.

BENTONVILLE, AR — Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed to provide donations of at least million for Hurricane Irma relief efforts . Corporate America donates millions to Harvey relief . News. Dell CEO pledges M to Harvey relief .

ASU professor recounts living through Hurricane Miami couple parks car in living room during Irma . Updated: Aug 30 2017 03:36 PM MST. HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Verizon is pledging million to fund Hurricane Harvey relief efforts .

Irma relief effort (Andrew Matthews/PA): The extra money was announced amid criticism of the Government's response to the devastation in the Caribbean (Andrew Matthews/PA) © Provided by The Press Association The extra money was announced amid criticism of the Government's response to the devastation in the Caribbean (Andrew Matthews/PA) Theresa May has promised a further £25 million of Government funding to help the Hurricane Irma relief effort.

The Prime Minister announced the extra money in the Commons amid criticism of the Government’s response to the devastation in the Caribbean.

Mrs May said the new funding was on top of the £32 million already promised to tackle the disaster.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has travelled to the British Overseas Territories in the region to “see the recovery work at first hand and assess what more is needed”, Mrs May said.

“We had a navy ship pre-positioned in the region and humanitarian experts on the ground to coordinate the UK response,” Mrs May said.

Related: Boris defends UK response to Irma (Provided by:ITN News)

What to watch next
  • Irma aid deployed from RAF Brize Norton

    Irma aid deployed from RAF Brize Norton

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    1:18
  • Manchester Arena to reopen with benefit concert

    Manchester Arena to reopen with benefit concert

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    0:46
  • British aid ‘en route’ to British Virgin Islands

    British aid ‘en route’ to British Virgin Islands

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    1:27
  • Camilla inaugurates HMS Prince of Wales

    Camilla inaugurates HMS Prince of Wales

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    1:12
  • Government wants to 'eradicate injustice'

    Government wants to 'eradicate injustice'

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    1:26
  • Charles on Prince George’s first day at school

    Charles on Prince George’s first day at school

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    0:33
  • May rejects criticism over Hurricane Irma response

    May rejects criticism over Hurricane Irma response

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    1:48
  • 'Stressful' school run for Prince William

    'Stressful' school run for Prince William

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    0:17
  • Harry plays with babies in Belfast

    Harry plays with babies in Belfast

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    0:56
  • Harry has fun with ambulance workers in Northern Ireland

    Harry has fun with ambulance workers in Northern Ireland

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    1:03
  • Labour MP: Brexit bill is an 'unparalleled power grab'

    Labour MP: Brexit bill is an 'unparalleled power grab'

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    1:26
  • 'No special treatment' for George

    'No special treatment' for George

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    1:12
  • Davis mocks Labour over Brexit 'ambiguity'

    Davis mocks Labour over Brexit 'ambiguity'

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    1:39
  • Green: Repeal bill will have 'huge amount' of scrutiny

    Green: Repeal bill will have 'huge amount' of scrutiny

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    1:28
  • Boris: Humanitarian relief on standby for Irma

    Boris: Humanitarian relief on standby for Irma

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    0:41
  • Prince Charles meets Ireland's President

    Prince Charles meets Ireland's President

    ITN  Logo
    ITN
    1:03
UP NEXT
UP NEXT

The emergency Cobra committee had met regularly to discuss the crisis and more than 40 tonnes of aid had arrived in the region, Mrs May added.

Watch a Delta flight race Hurricane Irma into and out of Puerto Rico

  Watch a Delta flight race Hurricane Irma into and out of Puerto Rico Ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Puerto Rico, a Delta Air Lines flight from New York was able to burn into San Juan this afternoon.Ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Puerto Rico, a Delta Air Lines flight from New York was able to burn into San Juan this afternoon, load up passengers, and squeak out again, threading its way through a rain band as the hurricane approached.

AT&T: Donating .4 million to relief efforts in the Caribbean and U.S. states hurt by Harvey and Irma . Dick's Sporting Goods: The company and its foundation have pledged a combined .5 million to hurricane relief . That includes .5 million worth of clothing and footwear and million

Apple is pledging another million for hurricane relief . The company said Friday that it’s giving the donation to the “Hand in Hand” drive, an ongoing fundraiser that will divvy up funds between several organizations. News. Walmart commits million to Hurricane Irma relief efforts .

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!