08/09/2017 Newsround


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Hello, I'm Ricky and you're watching Newsround.

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First, to Hurricane Irma, a huge storm in the Caribbean

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which has caused lots of damage on several islands The storm has

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been record breaking in its strength and ferocity -

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lets have a look at some of the stats.

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At its widest, Irma stretched a huge 400 miles across -

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that's as wide as Germany - while the eye of the storm

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At its strongest, Irma hit windspeeds of up

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Only one hurricane, Allen in 1980, has been stronger.

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And Irma's gone into the record books as the longest lasting

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It clocked 33 hours in a row at top wind speeds.

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Well, the storm first made landfall on the tiny island of Barbuda

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From there it's moved north and west and has now reached Cuba.

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Experts think it will hit Florida in the US as soon

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Storms aren't unusual in the Caribbean but usually they're

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Towns have been flooded, and lots of buildings have been

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In many of these places people have lost power,

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they can't use mobile phones, and there are shortages

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BBC reporter Paul Blake sent us this from Puerto Rico.

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Hurricane Irma's become the most powerful storm to hit this part of

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the world in a decade. You can see the lasting winds and rains as it

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passes by here in break. As the storm passes and in the coming days

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-- here in Puerto Rico. Lots of countries have promised

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to help the people affected by Irma. The UK has promised millions

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of pounds to help rebuild on the islands, and a military

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flight with doctors and supplies The Royal Navy has already

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delivered 6 tonnes of help. Well after Cuba, Irma is set to hit

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the southern US state of Florida. People there have been stocking up

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on food and drink and emergency services are getting things ready

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for the storm's arrival. And here at Newsround we'll keep

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you updated all weekend. And if you want to know more

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about Hurricane Irma, Now most of you are back

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in school and while that Especially if you're

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worried about bullying. We met up with one boy,

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who's experienced both sides of school and is looking forward

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to the year ahead. I'm Alex, I'm 11, I enjoy acting,

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playing music, tennis and rugby. And playing with my doing. I'm really

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looking forward to going back to school. I cannot wait.

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Unfortunately, a few years ago, I was bullied and I was called very

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rude names. And rumours were being spread about me. This made me feel

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really sad and worried about what was going to happen the next day.

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Then I was so fed up with what was happening, I decided to enter a

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competition where I would write a letter to the bully telling them how

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I felt. I won first prize. After I wrote the letter, I felt like I'd

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got something off my chest. Because I hadn't spoken completely outright

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about how I felt beforehand. Now I feel that I've come out as a much

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more confident person and the issues I've had have helped shape my

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independence and now that I'm an anti-bullying ambassador, I can help

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people. If someone thinks someone is being mean to them, I would know how

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they feel. Remember to tell someone you trust

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about what is going on. It really helps that someone else knows.

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Remember that it's not your fault that someone's being mean to you.

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This year I'm looking forward to our school play and our school

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competitions. They're really crazy and really fun every year.

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Thanks for sharing your story, Alexander.

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And if bullying is something you are worried about,

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remember to talk to an adult and there's loads of advice online.

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That's all from me, Newsround's back at 8.30 tomorrow!

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Woody? What? All the kids are going back to school soon. Good.

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Hey, but seriously, what are we going to do

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