Hurricane Jose threatened the Lesser Antilles within days of catastrophic damage by Hurricane Irma, especially in Barbuda, which was 95% destroyed by Irma.
With peak winds of 155 mph (250 km/h) early on September 9, multiple active hurricanes in the Atlantic simultaneously had wind speeds of at least 150 mph (240 km/h) for the first time in documented history.
Sail Aid UK
On 8th September 2017, a group of five marine industry stalwarts, all of whom have strong links with the Caribbean, were so moved by the devastating news coming out of the Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, that they immediately united to set up 'Sail Aid UK', a major fundraising initiative to support its victims . Peta Stuart-Hunt, Liz Lotz, Katie Walker, Philippe Falle and Simon Boulding are the Founders and Trustees of Sail Aid UK, co-ordinating the PR, marketing, logistics, legal and administrative, international contribution, general support and volunteer requirements.