Hurricane Irma is already larger, stronger, and potentially more fatal than Harvey – and it’s not over yet.
Irma has sent the Caribbean and several southern States into crisis mode after reportedly destroying ’95 percent’ of Saint-Martin, Barbuda, and the British Virgin Islands. Millions of people have been left stranded and homeless with no access to water, electricity or phone service, and at least 10 are dead. The Bahamas and Cuba are bracing for a similarly devastating impact, as is the State of Florida, which is currently being completely evacuated.
Scroll down to see chilling photos of the damage caused by the harrowing storm so far, and if you are in an area at risk of being affected, heed all warnings by relevant authorities and make your way to a safe place. If you would like to help, find more info here.
#1 People Evacuating Their Chickens
#2 Popular Ivan’s Stress Free Bar On Jost Van Dyke In The British Virgin Islands (Before And After Irma Damage)
#3 Dogs Take Refuge From The Rain As Hurricane Irma Makes Its Entry Into Samana, Dominican Republic, On Thursday
#4 Paraquita Bay (Before And After Irma Damage)
#5 Bizarre Scene Along The Coast Of Saint Martin After Roofs Were Torn Off Houses And Blown Off In To The Streets
#6 Popular Honky Tonk Bar In Philipsburg St Martin (Before And After Irma Damage)
#7 Beach Plaza Hotel In St Martin (Before And After Irma Damage)
#8 Wind Swept Cars Are Piled On Top Of One Another In Marigot, Saint Martin, After The Passage Of Hurricane Irma
#9 A Woman Looks At Empty Shelves That Are Normally Filled With Bottles Of Water After Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello Declared A State Of Emergency In San Juan, Puerto Rico
#10 Aftermath From Hurricane Irma In Puerto Rico
#11 The Flooding In St Martin
#12 The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irma On Saint Martin
#13 The Hotel Mercure In Marigot, Saint Martin, Is Left In Ruins Following An Impact From Hurricane Irma
#14 Dolphin Discovery Attraction On Tortola In The Virgin Islands (Before And After Irma Damage)
#16 An Aerial Photograph Taken And Released By The Dutch Department Of Defense On Wednesday, Shows The Damage Of Hurricane Irma On The Princess Juliana International Airport And Simpson Bay Beach On The Dutch Caribbean Territory Of Sint Maarten