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Sep 12, 2017

The devastation caused by hurricane Irma

The devastation caused by hurricane Irma

Irma has come and (almost) gone. It has left a trail of destruction in it's wake. And not just in Florida and the USA. Smaller countries have been affected too and often much worse.

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Hurricane Irma is driving toward Florida passing the eastern end of Cuba NASA/REUTERS

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Juan Perez protects the roof of his home with sand bags prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Caibarien ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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Leandro Castro stands beside his dog named "China" prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Caibarien ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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General view of damage left by Hurricane Irma in Providenciales, in the Turks and Caicos Islands SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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General view of the devastation in the harbour after Hurricane Irma hit Tortola, British Virgin Islands SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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Boys gesture to the camera as they walk in a flooded area after hurricane Irma in Fort Liberte ANDRES MARTINEZ CASARES/REUTERS

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Aerial view of devastation following Hurricane Irma on Eustatia Island, British Virgin Islands SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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Aerial view of devastation following Hurricane Irma on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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Aerial view of devastation following Hurricane Irma on Saba Rock, British Virgin Islands SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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Aerial view of devastation following Hurricane Irma on Beef Island, British Virgin Islands SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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Aerial view of devastation following Hurricane Irma at Bitter End in the British Virgin Islands SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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Aerial view of devastation following Hurricane Irma on Eustatia Island, British Virgin Islands SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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Florida Highway Patrol photo of Florida residents lining the north bound interstate 75 HANDOUT/REUTERS

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A man takes a photo of a boarded up business in advance of Hurricane Irma's expected arrival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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People fill sandbox on the beach in advance of Hurricane Irma's expected arrival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Alex boards the windows of his parents home in preparation for Hurricane Irma in Immokalee BRYAN WOOLSTON/REUTERS

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Dark clouds are seen over Miami's skyline prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma to south Florida CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Miami Beach Police Department officers speak at an intersection ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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The Miami skyline is seen ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Palm trees sway in the wind prior to the arrival of the Hurricane Irma in Caibarien ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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Trees sway in the wind at the main square as Hurricane Irma passes by Remedios ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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Dark clouds are seen over Miami's skyline prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma to south Florida CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Cheetahs are photographed in a shelter ahead of the downfall of Hurricane Irma at the zoo in Miami ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Flamingos take refuge in a shelter ahead of the downfall of Hurricane Irma at the zoo in Miami ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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People walk on the street as Hurricane Irma passes by Remedios ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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A police officer stands on the seafront boulevard El Malecon ahead of the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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Departing passengers form a long queue to check in at Orlando International Airport ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma making landfall, in Florida GREGG NEWTON/REUTERS

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Local residents stand along an empty beach area in South Beach prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma to south Florida, in Miami, Florida U.S. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Waves crash against the seafront boulevard El Malecon ahead of the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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Boca Raton Park Rangers ask beachgoers to leave the jetty ahead of Hurricane Irma JOE SKIPPER/REUTERS

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People walk along the beach in advance of Hurricane Irma's expected arrival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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People walk on a damaged street after the passage of Hurricane Irma in Caibarien, Cuba ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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People walk on a damaged street after the passage of Hurricane Irma in Caibarien, Cuba ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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Members of the USMC 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion of Tampa stage their Assault Amphibian Vehicles outside of Raymond James Stadium the day before Hurricane Irma's expected landfall in Florida STEVE NESIUS/REUTERS

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Waves crash against the seafront boulevard El Malecon ahead of the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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A broken palm tree is seen at the seafront of Caibarien after the passage of Hurricane Irma, Cuba ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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Empty shelves at a supermarket in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irma making landfall in Kissimmee, Florida GREGG NEWTON/REUTERS

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Empty shelves at a supermarket in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irma making landfall in Kissimmee, Florida GREGG NEWTON/REUTERS

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An empty highway is seen in downtown Miami before the arrival of Hurricane Irma CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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An empty street is seen in downtown Miami before the arrival of Hurricane Irma to south Florida CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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A car drives along an empty highway in Miami before the arrival of Hurricane Irma to south Florida CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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A local resident rides a skateboard before the arrival of Hurricane Irma to south Florida CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Women wade through a flooded street as Hurricane Irma turns toward the Florida Keys on Saturday, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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Palm trees bend in the wind as Hurricane Irma turns toward the Florida Keys on Saturday, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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Dark clouds are seen over Miami's skyline before the arrival of Hurricane Irma CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Trees are battered by the wind and rain as Hurricane Irma turns toward the Florida Keys on Saturday, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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Palm trees sway as strong wind blows in Key Largo SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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A tornado is seen from Fort Lauderdale beach SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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A vehicle drives along Ocean Drive in South Beach as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami Beach CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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People walk along a street in South Beach as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami Beach CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Heavy wind is seen along Ocean Drive in South Beach as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami Beach CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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A vehicle drives along Ocean Drive in South Beach as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami Beach CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Boats are seen at a marina in South Beach as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami Beach, Florida CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Boats are seen at a marina in South Beach as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami Beach, Florida CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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The Tampa skyline is pictured across Hillsborough Bay ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Tampa CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS

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A lifeguard hut is pictured as Hurricane Irma arrives in Hollywood, Florida CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A Royal Marine is seen speaking to a local resident in Tortola, British Virgin Islands HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Damage following Hurricane Irma is seen in Tortola, British Virgin Islands HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Water rises up to a sidewalk by the Miami river as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in downtown Miami, Florida, U.S. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Water rises up to a sidewalk by the Miami river as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in downtown Miami, Florida, U.S. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Waves crash against the lighthouse after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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People wade through a flooded street after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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A flooded street is seen after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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The Tampa skyline is seen in the background as a man takes photographs after walking into Hillsborough Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma in Tampa ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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A partially submerged car is seen at a flooded area in Coconut Grove as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Boats are seen at a marina in Coconut Grove as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Boats are seen at a marina in Coconut Grove as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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A man walks through the flooded passage of a block of flats, after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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A man uses a piece of foam board to get through a flooded street, after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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A man uses a piece of foam board to get through a flooded street, after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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Flooding in the Brickell neighborhood as Hurricane Irma passes Miami STEPHEN YANG/REUTERS

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Flooding in the Brickell neighborhood as Hurricane Irma passes Miami STEPHEN YANG/REUTERS

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Flooding begins in the Brickell neighborhood as Hurricane Irma passes Miami STEPHEN YANG/REUTERS

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A woman reacts while wading through her flooded home, after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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A man gestures to his dog on a flooded street, after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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Taylor lies with her dog at Atlanta Motor Speedway where her family was riding out Hurricane Irma in their trailer after traveling from Hollywood, FL to Hampton TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS

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Giordano in front of several trailers after originally driving from Savannah, Ga. to ride out Hurricane Irma at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS

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A truck is seen turned over as Hurricane Irma passes south Florida, in Miami CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Thomas Sanz clears a fallen branch as Hurricane Irma passes Miami, Florida, U.S. STEPHEN YANG/REUTERS

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Flooding in the Brickell neighborhood as Hurricane Irma passes Miami, Florida, U.S. STEPHEN YANG/REUTERS

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Sand covers Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd. after Hurricane Irma blew though Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A boat rack storage facility lays destroyed after Hurricane Irma blew though Hollywood, Florida CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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The crumbled canopy of a gas station damaged by hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs BRYAN WOOLSTON/REUTERS

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A tourist stands on the beach a day after the passage of Hurricane Irma in Varadero, Cuba ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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Buildings damaged by hurricane Irma are seen on the British Virgin Islands HANDOUT/MoD Crown Copyright 2017

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Buildings damaged by hurricane Irma are seen from the air on the British Virgin Islands HANDOUT/MoD Crown Copyright 2017

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Local residents wait for the reopening of the entry road for the Florida Keys road after Hurricane Irma strikes Florida, in Homestead CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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A man bicycles through flood water from Hurricane Irma near Naples BRYAN WOOLSTON/REUTERS

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A trailer home with a front ripped off by Hurricane Irma winds is seen near Naples BRYAN WOOLSTON/REUTERS

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Neighbours embrace while clearing fallen trees in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Tampa ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Boats run aground after Hurricane Irma hit Key Largo SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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Police officers salvage damaged vehicle from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in North Port, Florida ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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People put furniture out to dry outside their homes after Hurricane Irma caused flooding and a blackout, in Havana ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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A Mexican immigrant rides a bicycle through flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Naples ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Waves crash at the seafront Malecon seen from a damaged restaurant after Hurricane Irma caused flooding and a blackout, in Havana, Cuba ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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Wrecked boats that have come ashore are pictured in Coconut Grove following Hurricane Irma in Miami, Florida CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Women walk through floodwaters after Hurricane Irma in Jacksonville, MARK MAKELA/REUTERS

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Debris floats in floodwaters after Hurricane Irma MARK MAKELA/REUTERS

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A line of utility trucks drive north on Interstate 75 MARK MAKELA/REUTERS

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People line up to board a plane and leave the island after it was devastated by Hurricane Irma, in Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten, Netherlands ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS

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People sit aboard a plane to leave the island after it was devastated by Hurricane Irma, in Simpson Bay ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS

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Houses destroyed by Hurricane Irma are seen in Simpson Bay ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS

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A house destroyed by Hurricane Irma is seen in Simpson Bay ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS

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Boats wrecked by Hurricane Irma are seen from a plane in Sint Maarten ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS

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A police car is seen by a damaged boat in the darkness as many areas of Miami still without electricity after Hurricane Irma strikes Florida, in Miami, Florida CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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British Army Commandos take part in recovery efforts after hurricane Irma passed Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands HANDOUT/REUTERS

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An aireal view shows damage after hurricane Irma passed over Providenciales on the Turks and Caicos Islands HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Dutch Army soldiers unload bottles of drinking water at Sint Maarten Int'l Airport in Dutch part of Saint Martin Island HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Boats are seen after being blown from the dock into the marsh after Hurricane Irma passed through in St Marys CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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A boat is seen after being blown from the dock into the marsh after Hurricane Irma passed through in St Marys CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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Officer Ian Dent with the St. Marys police department surveys damage to the marina after Hurricane Irma passed through in St Marys CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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A broken pier is seen at the marina after Hurricane Irma passed through in St Marys CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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A worker with the St. Marys department of public works uses a chainsaw to clear a tree after Hurricane Irma passed through in St Marys CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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A destroyed trailer park is seen after Hurricane Irma strikes Florida, in Plantation Key in the Florida Keys CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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A man wades out of flood waters from his house in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs, Florida ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Sgt. Mohr assists a patient in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas US NAVY/REUTERS

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An uprooted tree slashed a trailer in half at a mobile home park in the wake of Hurricane Irma in Kissimmee GREGG NEWTON/REUTERS

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Local residents look inside a collapsed coastal house after Hurricane Irma passed the area in Vilano Beach CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS

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Local residents look at a collapsed coastal house after Hurricane Irma passed the area in Vilano Beach CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS

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A sign which reads "No Resident Entry" is seen at a check point as local residents try to enter areas of the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma strikes Florida, in Islamorada Key CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Sandra Guzman, Maria Valentine Romero and Rosa Pulito are pictured in front of Sandra's mobile home which was destroyed after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Florida STEPHEN YANG/REUTERS

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People clean up a garage after Hurricane Irma caused flooding and a blackout in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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Traffic is seen traveling south on Interstate 95 toward Florida after Hurricane Irma passed through in Brunswick CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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