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Irma devastated Barbuda but it didn't 'wipe the island off the map'

The syntax and language we use during natural disasters can have a huge impact, from communicating the severity of an approaching storm to post-disaster relief efforts, and the island of Barbuda is the latest example. SEE ALSO: With Hurricane Irma, Miami could be facing its nightmare storm scenario First, make no mistake: What Irma did to Barbuda was absolutely devastating.
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