Richard Branson’s Island, Necker, Destroyed By #Irma

The English magnate added “whole houses and trees have disappeared.”

Necker, Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island, has been “completely and utterly devastated” by Hurricane Irma, which passed over the British Virgin Islands with winds of up to 110 miles per hour.

The English business magnate wrote a blog post for Virgin on his satellite phone, saying he had “never seen anything like” Hurricane Irma and added that it was a “traumatic time” on the island. Branson explained that while the extent of the damage still needed to be assessed, “whole houses and trees have disappeared” and “bathroom and bedroom doors and windows have flown 40 feet away.”

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