Helicopter Footage of Hurricane Irma Damage is Devastating, Storm Now Moving North Toward Florida
The strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic skirted Puerto Rico last night with 185 mph winds leaving an estimated 1 million people without power. The Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos are bracing for impact today as Hurricane Irma powers on after laying waste to the Caribbean on her deadly path to the US mainland.
Caribbean islands Barbuda and St Martin have been reduced to rubble. They suffered the storm’s full fury with a reported 95 per cent of properties destroyed on both islands. Officials said at least eight people died on the French part of St Martin – a pristine resort known for its vibrant nightlife.
Dutch Military Helicopter Footage of Devastation on St. Martin
Home Videos of Hurricane Irma Aftermath on Anguilla & St. Martin
Before and After Hurricane on Maho Beach Saint Martin
Hurricane Irma’s Most likely Path is Northward to Florida
The Latest on the Storm as of 7am 9/7/17
- Irma, still a Category 5 hurricane with 180-mph winds, will brush the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday before striking the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos on Friday.
- It skirted Puerto Rico Wednesday night, and left more than 1 million people without power.
- At least nine people have been killed: Eight in St. Martin and St. Bart, and one in Barbuda.
- Miami has been in the path of Irma’s destructive eye wall with less than 60 hours until initial impact.
- Landfall could occur in Georgia or South Carolina overnight Monday as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane.
Florida Governor Called for Evacuations this Morning
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