Hurricane Irma swept over the Caribbean, images are starting to surface of the damage that has taken place on Saint Martin, an island that is part of both France and the Netherlands. View of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on the Dutch side of St. Martin on Sept. 6, 2016. (Photo: Reuters)
New aerial images taken by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence show the catastrophic damage to buildings in Irma’s path on the Dutch side of Saint Martin, known as Sint Maarten.
The storm has reportedly killed at least 8 people on the island and at least one person in Barbuda.
Check back for the latest images of this destructive storm as it continues to move toward Florida.
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