UK aid experts, military assets and relief supplies are already in the region and 'ready to respond' to Hurricane Maria say the MoD.
Secretary of State, Damian Green, chaired a COBR meeting to discuss the Government’s response to Hurricane Irma and preparations for Hurricane Maria.
Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Andy Matheson is the Regimental Medical Officer (RMO) deployed with Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines to the British Virgin Islands.
Royal Marines and Army Commando Engineers have started restoring vital services on the Turks and Caicos Islands after a special team flew in to assess damage.
A team of disaster relief specialists from Team Rubicon UK and international search and rescue charity Serve On described scenes of utter destruction after landing in the British Virgin Islands late on Sunday to assist with humanitarian relief efforts after Hurricane Irma.