HURRICANE Irma is tearing through the Caribbean with the full force of a category 5 hurricane. Here are the latest images of the “major damage” caused by Hurricane Irma.
Michel Magras, senator of St Barts, said: “I am shocked by the monster that covers us, the island is devastated, it is apocalyptic, a lot of damage, many roofs destroyed.
“We are currently living the second part of the hurricane.”
Another resident described trees being ripped out of the ground and roofs being blown off of houses.
Local Rudy Jules shared footage online of a flooded street littered with debris and floodwaters rising up the sides of cars parked on the street.
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Hurricane Irma struck a group of islands in the Caribbean
Hurricane Irma struck the capital city of St Martin, Marigot
I am shocked by the monster that covers us, the island is devastated, it is apocalyptic, a lot of damage, many roofs destroyed
“Saint Martin in the eye of the hurricane, already a lot of damage, the return of the winds may add more,” he tweeted.
Some of St Martin’s government buildings were struck down, according to French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb.