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Hello, I'm Ricky and you're watching Newsround.
First, to Hurricane Irma, a huge storm in the Caribbean
which has caused lots of damage on several islands The storm has
been record breaking in its strength and ferocity -
lets have a look at some of the stats.
At its widest, Irma stretched a huge 400 miles across -
that's as wide as Germany - while the eye of the storm
At its strongest, Irma hit windspeeds of up
Only one hurricane, Allen in 1980, has been stronger.
And Irma's gone into the record books as the longest lasting
It clocked 33 hours in a row at top wind speeds.
Well, the storm first made landfall on the tiny island of Barbuda
From there it's moved north and west and has now reached Cuba.
Experts think it will hit Florida in the US as soon
Storms aren't unusual in the Caribbean but usually they're
Towns have been flooded, and lots of buildings have been
In many of these places people have lost power,
they can't use mobile phones, and there are shortages
BBC reporter Paul Blake sent us this from Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Irma's become the most powerful storm to hit this part of
the world in a decade. You can see the lasting winds and rains as it
passes by here in break. As the storm passes and in the coming days
-- here in Puerto Rico. Lots of countries have promised
to help the people affected by Irma. The UK has promised millions
of pounds to help rebuild on the islands, and a military
flight with doctors and supplies The Royal Navy has already
delivered 6 tonnes of help. Well after Cuba, Irma is set to hit
the southern US state of Florida. People there have been stocking up
on food and drink and emergency services are getting things ready
for the storm's arrival. And here at Newsround we'll keep
you updated all weekend. And if you want to know more
about Hurricane Irma, Now most of you are back
in school and while that Especially if you're
worried about bullying. We met up with one boy,
who's experienced both sides of school and is looking forward
to the year ahead. I'm Alex, I'm 11, I enjoy acting,
playing music, tennis and rugby. And playing with my doing. I'm really
looking forward to going back to school. I cannot wait.
Unfortunately, a few years ago, I was bullied and I was called very
rude names. And rumours were being spread about me. This made me feel
really sad and worried about what was going to happen the next day.
Then I was so fed up with what was happening, I decided to enter a
competition where I would write a letter to the bully telling them how
I felt. I won first prize. After I wrote the letter, I felt like I'd
got something off my chest. Because I hadn't spoken completely outright
about how I felt beforehand. Now I feel that I've come out as a much
more confident person and the issues I've had have helped shape my
independence and now that I'm an anti-bullying ambassador, I can help
people. If someone thinks someone is being mean to them, I would know how
they feel. Remember to tell someone you trust
about what is going on. It really helps that someone else knows.
Remember that it's not your fault that someone's being mean to you.
This year I'm looking forward to our school play and our school
competitions. They're really crazy and really fun every year.
Thanks for sharing your story, Alexander.
And if bullying is something you are worried about,
remember to talk to an adult and there's loads of advice online.
That's all from me, Newsround's back at 8.30 tomorrow!
Woody? What? All the kids are going back to school soon. Good.
Hey, but seriously, what are we going to do