Sir Richard Branson survives Hurricane Irma by staying in his wine cellar

Richard Branson’s son said they had survived Hurricane Irma as they hunkered down in the wine cellar on Necker island, but it had destroyed a lot of the buildings.

The British billionaire and adventurer decided to stay put on his private Caribbean island, despite it being directly in the path of the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever.

The businessman had said he planned to hide in his wine cellar – and doubted there would be much wine left when the storm subsides.

“Glad to say that all humans on Necker are ok although a lot of buildings destroyed,” his son Sam wrote on Instagram.

“Very concerned for our friends and everyone on the neighbouring islands and people in its path. Please don’t take this hurricane lightly if it is heading your way.

“If your building is not very solid, do find somewhere safe! Homes can be rebuilt but lives can’t. Nature warning us again of the impact of #climatechange. We must all do more to combat this.”