Irma leaves devastation in its wake in the Caribbean

Sunday, September 10, 2017 08:55AM
''Hurricane Irma Turns Caribbean Islands Brown,'' NASA Earth wrote on Twitter. (NASAEarth/Twitter)
Damaged buildings are shown in St. John's after the storm. (St. Johns County Fire Rescue/Facebook)
Damaged buildings are shown in St. John's after the storm. (St. Johns County Fire Rescue/Facebook)
This home in St. John's collapsed into the ocean. (St. Johns County Fire Rescue/Facebook)
Damaged buildings are shown in St. John's after the storm. (St. Johns County Fire Rescue/Facebook)
Residents venture out to find downed power lines and trees uprooted by Hurricane Irma, in Caibarien, Cuba, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Desmond Boylan/AP Photo)
Strong waves brought by Hurricane Irma hit the Malecon seawall in Havana, Cuba, late Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)
Men wade through a flooded street, caused by the passing of Hurricane Irma in Havana, Cuba, early evening Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)
A man salvages items from his home flooded by heavy rains brought on by Hurricane Irma, in Fort-Liberte, Haiti, Friday Sept. 8, 2017. (Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Photo)
Maria walks in the water in her house that was flooded, in Malfeti, in the city of Fort Liverte, in the north east of Haiti, on September 8, 2017, during the passage of Irma. (HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
A man begins the task of rebuilding his home after it was damaged by Hurricane Irma in Nagua, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Tatiana Fernandez/AP Photo)
In this image made from video, motorists remove debris caused by Hurricane Irma from the road in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Ian Brown/AP Photo)
This Sept. 7, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
This image made from video shows flooding caused by Hurricane Irma on Charlotte Amalie, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Ian Brown/AP Photo)
In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, photo, damage is left after Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda. (Anika E. Kentish/AP Photo)
In this image made from video, neighbors clear debris from the road in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Ian Brown/AP Photo)
In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, photo, damage is left after Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda. (Anika E. Kentish/AP Photo)
Navy releases satellite image over Florida, Caribbean (US Navy)
Hurricane Irma approaches Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Tatiana Fernandez/AP Photo)
An employee works to remove a felled tree from a rooftop in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Photo)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows a few of the homes that remained intact in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows a view of St. Maarten, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
Felled tress block a road in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Tatiana Fernandez/AP Photo)
These photos were posted on Thursday from the British Virgin Islands. (Hubert Haciski/Facebook)
These photos were posted on Thursday from the British Virgin Islands. (Hubert Haciski/Facebook)
These photos were posted on Thursday from the British Virgin Islands. (Hubert Haciski/Facebook)
Palm trees lie in the water in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on September 7, 2017. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images)
Dogs take refuge from the rain as Hurricane Irma makes its entry into Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Tatiana Fernandez/AP Photo)
Hurricane Irma approaches Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Tatiana Fernandez/AP Photo)
This aerial image shows St. Maarten after Hurricane Irma. (Royal Netherlands Navy/Twitter)
This photo shows the damage in St. Maarten. (Loren Ann Mayo/Facebook)
''Saint Martin needs your prayers. This was shelter we were in until 5am when roof blew off. We were moved minutes before,'' wrote Jonathan Falwell. (Jonathan Falwell/Twitter)
(Jonathan Falwell/Twitter)
This photo shows the damage in St. Martin. (justinpimentinha/Instagram)
''We are safe. No power, no water, everything destroyed. Buildings gone. Please pray as this island is decimated,'' wrote Jonathan Falwell. (Jonathan Falwell/Twitter)
High winds and rain sweep through the streets of the Matelnillo community during the passage of hurricane Irma, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6. (Carlos Giusti)
The heavy rains and wind of hurricane Irma cross through the northeastern part of the island in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Carlos Giusti)
A man drives through rain and strong winds during the passage of hurricane Irma, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Carlos Giusti)
A mattress and a piece of plywood cover windows of buildings near the coast, before the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, Wednesday. (Tatiana Fernandez)
A man covers a bodega's windows before the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Tatiana Fernandez)
Rescue staff toured the streets of the Matelnillo community in Puerto Rico searching for citizens in distress during the passage of Hurricane Irma. (Carlos Giusti)
A man records the sunset on the evening before the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 6. (Tatiana Fernandez)
Rescue staff from the Municipal Emergency Management Agency investigate an empty flooded car after Hurricane Irma passed through the northeastern part of Puerto Rico in Fajardo. (Carlos Giusti)
Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean on Sept. 6, sweeping over several islands and leaving devastation in its wake, before moving to Florida on Sept. 10.

See scenes from the historically strong storm and its aftermath in the gallery above.
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