The night Barbuda died: how Hurricane Irma created a Caribbean ghost town

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The small island was practically flattened by Hurricane Irma and its people fled. Now people are starting to question if they will ever return

Walking the streets of the small Caribbean island of Barbuda on a Friday afternoon, you are likely to see more goats than humans.

Dogs, cats and horses, all of which roam freely about the island now that fences are down, also seem to outnumber people. The streets are empty and the houses – at least the ones still standing – are abandoned. The island is like a ghost town.

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