Hurricane Jose has been upgraded as it pushes towards Caribbean islands already destroyed by Irma. The National Hurricane Centre said that its planes had found Jose is now a Category 4 hurricane, with speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. Hurricane categories go up to 5, but it is possible that Jose will be further upgraded before it makes landfall. The new hurricane’s path passes over many of the islands that took the biggest beating from Irma, including Barbuda and St Martin.

Countries including France and the UK have sent resources and people to the islands in an attempt to get them resilient before Saturday when the huge new storm is set to arrive. Two Dutch navy ships were in St. Martin with vital supplies. And two Dutch military aircraft were being sent the island of Curacao and on to St. Martin to deliver food and water intended to last the population of 40,000 five days. READ MORE