Hurricane Irma made its way through the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph winds. Catastrophic damage occurred across many Caribbean islands, including the northern Leeward Islands (USVI, Puerto Rico, Barbuda, Antigua) as well as Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Haiti. The storm made its US landfall in Florida on September 10 and impacted most of the state. Flooding, wind damage, and wide-spread power outages are among the damage types reported.
Airlink supported prepositioning of relief staff in Florida, and will support any and all efforts by partners to preposition and/or respond to the storm throughout the region over the coming days and weeks through deployment of staff and material aid.