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Britain flew additional aid supplies to the Caribbean on Friday after Hurricane Irma flattened homes and schools and flooded hospitals, causing the British Virgin Islands to declare a state of emergency.Britain sent a C-17 military transport plane with 50 troops and humanitarian aid on board, heading to Barbados and the British Virgin Islands, while another was to head to the Caribbean later Friday, officials said.British Prime Minister Theresa May said the impact of the storm had been "absolutely devastating", telling BBC radio: "Everything, for some people, has been destroyed".On Thursday her government increased the aid budget for Irma to £32 million ($42 million, 35 million euros) from an initial £12 million.Foreign Office figures show there are currently 88,000 British citizens in the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos islands.
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