‘Like a nuclear bomb’s gone off’: Survivor breaks down in tears recalling Irma’s destruction of Barbuda
Hurricane Irma caused a terrifying amount of destruction as it tore through the island of Barbuda this week, and survivors are still coming to grips with what they’ve witnessed.
Eli Fuller, a native of neighboring island Antigua, went to Barbuda this week to help with its recovery efforts after Irma left it devastated.
In an emotional video posted on Facebook, Fuller recalled seeing Barbuda’s infrastructure absolutely decimated in the wake of the storm.
“You’ve seen photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after they dropped the nuclear bomb, it looks like that,” he said. “Like a nuclear bomb’s gone off.”
Fuller then got emotional when he recalled meeting a woman whose baby died during the storm. The woman told him that the storm completely blew off the roof to her house, which forced her to cling to a post inside the house at the same time she was holding onto her baby.
“She had her arm around a post after the roof blew off and walls [were] caving in and she had her other arm around the child, and she says the wind just pulled the child out of her hands,” Fuller recalled while choking up. “They found the child the next morning, dead.”
Watch the video below.