Britain is sending two military vessels to help victims of Hurricane Irma and is earmarking £32 million ($41.8 million, 34.8 million euros) in aid, the government said Thursday. Prime Minister Theresa May announced an increase in aid from an initial budget of £12 million following an emergency cabinet meeting. The British fleet auxiliary Mounts Bay, carrying 40 Royal Marines, is already in the Caribbean region and will be joined by HMS Ocean, which is departing from the Mediterranean carrying a number of helicopters.

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