About The Irma Diaries
Beyond the news headlines and apocalyptic images, The Irma Diaries takes readers straight into the heart of a Category 5 plus hurricane, the strongest to ever make landfall in Atlantic history.
The Irma Diaries transposes readers to The Virgin Islands on 6th September, 2017 and into the shoes of islanders on the frontlines of climate change. In a very intimate, personal style, The Irma Diaries captures the harrowing, yet amazing and inspiring and, at times, amusing accounts of the ordinary- turned-extraordinary people who battled through Hurricane Irma, minute by minute, and came out alive.
"The ability to “live” the moments with the contributors, beautifully presented by the author.
"It was nothing like I expected...I cried, I laughed, then I cried some more... It is amazing that so many persons survived based on the stories. They truly come alive and the author did an excellent job in capturing the essence of the experience. This is want tenacity and survival sounds like!!!"
The Irma Diaries was written to stir global attention and action on climate change, to help The Virgin Islands adapt to continuing climate change impacts and to help rebuild the lives of those impacted by Hurricane Irma. As such, 25% of book proceeds will be donated to The Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund and an additional 25% to the 25 contributors of survivor stories to help rebuild lives.
~ Angela Burnett, Author
Climate change is more than a theoretical concept for those in the Caribbean. The Irma Diaries, a poignant and thought-provoking book is as real as it gets. The recollection of those who survived Irma are forever etched in our minds and it is captured here masterfully and with great clarity. Much more than a collection of experiences, it represents the new reality for people in the Caribbean. It is as much our history as it is our future.
~ Dr Ulric Trotz, Deputy Director and Science Advisor,
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
Open call for new survivor stories!
Did you miss the original call for survivor stories but have an amazing story to share? The invitation is now open for 5 new stories to be included in The Irma Diaries 2nd Edition which will also feature updates on survivors from the 1st Edition and more. To share your story, please indicate your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: New Survivor Story. Please include your name, address, phone number and two short paragraphs summarizing who you are and your story. One-on-one interviews will be scheduled to capture stories in detail. Expressions of interest should be submitted by 30th December, 2018.