Hurricane Irma is by far one of the most intense hurricanes that have struck the Atlantic. It is a category 5 hurricane, meaning that its wind speed is higher than 252 km/h. These are the areas that got affected by Irma: Cape Verde, Leeward Islands, Greater Antilles, Turks and Caicos Islands, The Bahamas, and the United States. This hurricane has caused 82 deaths, and thousands of people lost their homes and businesses.
Among the people that got affected by Hurricane Irma are Lebanese nationals. 20 Lebanese evacuees arrived in Beirut – Rafic Hariri International Airport today from the British Virgin Islands. Also, another 14 Lebanese people arrived from Puerto Rico in the evening.
In fact, they were received by Major General Mohammed Kheir who was representing Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The High Relief Commission did its best to save the Lebanese expatriates from this damaging hurricane despite the difficult circumstances.
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