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'It is just total devastation': Category 5 Hurricane Irma destroys 90 per cent of tiny island of Barbuda

'It is just total devastation': Category 5 Hurricane Irma destroys 90 per cent of tiny island of Barbuda as 185mph winds kill four across the Caribbean and dump torrential rain on US territories --Hurricane destroyed about 90 percent of Barbuda's structures and vehicles, according to its Prime Minister | 06 Sept 2017 | Hurricane Irma has destroyed 90 percent of the tiny island of Barbuda after 185 mph winds battered the Caribbean on Wednesday, killing at least four people. The deadly category 5 storm - the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic - made its first landfall early Wednesday morning, pummeling Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and sparking a 'major humanitarian crisis'. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said the hurricane had completely destroyed about 90 percent of the island's homes and vehicles. 'The entire housing stock was damaged,' Browne said in an interview with ABS TV Radio in Antigua. 'It is just a total devastation. Barbuda is literally rubble,' he added, saying the island that is home to a population of 1,800 was 'barely habitable'.