Thursday, September 07 2017 @ 09:52 AM AST
Contributed by: michaelariston
Irma also claimed the life of an infant in Barbuda. Seven other lives have been lost since, according to media reports.
Turks & Caicos braces for direct hit within the next 24-36 hours.
Cayman Islands spared.
Resilient Caribbean islanders hunker down and brace for the impact but vow to remain open for business.
Tourists safe and urged to continue to stay indoors.
Anguilla hotels all intact, Govt says, no damage to airport and authorities expect things to get back to normal soon.
THE BAHAMAS IS PREPARING FOR A DIRECT HIT
...BUT NASSAU AND PARADISE ISLAND MAY BE SPARED THE WORST