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The devastating impact of Hurricane Irma has ravaged buildings and flooded islands in its wake
By Erin Hill•@erinhillny
Posted on September 7, 2017 at 12:32pm EDT
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An aerial photography shows the damage of Hurricane Irma, on the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Maarten.
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Hurricane Irma slams into St. Martin as a category 5 storm.
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A resort in St. Martin is devastated by the storm.
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St. Martin after Hurricane Irma roared through.
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Hurricane Irma blasts through the Caribbean.
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Wreckage from the tropical island of St. Martin.
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Ships wrecked ashore in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the island of St. Martin in the northeast Caribbean.
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People look at the damage in Marigot.
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A car turned onto its side in Marigot.
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Debris and damaged buildings in Marigot.
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The damage of Hurricane Irma on the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Maarten.
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An empty market square in Pointe-a-Pitre, on the island of Guadeloupe, after high winds from Hurricane Irma hit the island.
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Flooding caused by Hurricane Irma in St. Martin.
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The aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Sint Maarten.
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Hurricane Irma hits Turks and Caicos islands.
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Caguas, Puerto Rico, after the passage of Hurricane Irma.
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Rescue staff investigate an empty flooded car during the passage of Hurricane Irma through the northeastern part of the island in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
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High winds and rain sweep through the streets of the Matelnillo community during the passage of Hurricane Irma, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
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A man drives through rain and strong winds during Hurricane Irma in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
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A man surveys the wreckage on his property after the passing of Hurricane Irma in St. John's, Antigua.
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Severe flooding caused by the storm in the Caribbean.
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Destruction from the storm.
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A woman pushes out floodwaters on her property after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in St. John's, Antigua.
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A man rests on a cot inside a shelter set up at the Berta Zalduondo elementary school during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
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Residents work together to fill sandbags for each other ahead of Hurricane Irma in Tampa, Florida.
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Nearly empty shelves are seen as people stock up in preparation for Hurricane Irma in Homestead, Florida.
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People shop for plywood at Home Depot in preparations for Hurricane Irma in North Miami.
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People put up shutters as they prepare a house for Hurricane Irma in Miami, Florida
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Shoppers at Costco in Altamonte Springs, Fla., wait in line for the arrival of a shipment of water during preparations for the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma.
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Traffic heads north along the Florida Turnpike near Homestead as tourists in the Florida Keys leave town.