Richard Branson reveals Irma devastation on Necker Island

"We must get more help to the islands to rebuild homes and infrastructure and restore power, clean water and food supplies", he added. They also were transporting aid to the region.

Some residents say they have seen little help, and some United Kingdom tourists on other hurricane-hit islands complain that they have remain stranded while other countries have already flown their citizens home.

French President Emmanuel Macron was scheduled to arrive Tuesday in St. Martin to bring aid and fend off criticism that he didn't do enough to respond to the storm.

"Everyone's turned feral and no one's going out without being armed", she told the Press Association.

"If you recall, West Virginia went through this last June, so we're able to pay if forward as citizen soldiers, go down there and help our fellow brothers and sisters in the islands", Hatfield said. "We need to raise as much money as possible to help those in urgent need", he wrote.

Irma has been responsible for at least 42 deaths so far and caused considerable wreckage throughout numerous islands in its path along the Atlantic Ocean.

The Category 5 storm, which killed at least 28 people across the region, devastated housing, power supplies and communications, leaving some small islands nearly cut off from the world.

NASA says it happens when tropical vegetation is ripped away by a storm's strong winds, leaving satellites with a view of a more bare ground. However, he made it clear he wasn't concerned about himself, but others affected by the storm.

"Hurricane Irma really is storm of the century - but urge all in path of Hurricane #Jose to prepare & stay safe too", he captioned one image of dozens of boats piled up in the harbor, blown about by the high 180 miles per hour winds.

Almost 40 of them are considered extremely risky, with fears that security on the island devastated by Hurricane Irma is extremely vulnerable, writes The Telegraph.

"We can't yet assess the full extent of damage, but we expect that the Red Cross will be delivering extensive support to many thousands over the coming weeks and months", commented Walter Cotte, Red Cross regional director.

  • Arturo Norris