Tortola island in the Caribbean ‘like a war zone,’ says hurricane survivor

JoeAnne Harrigan, 50, huddled with nine members of her family in the stairwell of her mother’s home when Hurricane Irma smacked Tortola island in the Caribbean on Wednesday. For more than three hours, they took turns holding the door shut as the wind and rains whipped through the house.

“We heard the water gushing and things cracking and glass breaking. Our ears were popping. My mother was praying the ‘Hail Mary,’” she said.

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