Hurricane Irma wreaks 'major damage' in Caribbean

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Hurricane Irma has caused major flooding and damage to buildings on several Caribbean islands, France says.

The four "most solid" buildings on the island of Saint Martin have been destroyed, French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb announced.

There was still no news of casualties and more damage was possible, he said.

The category five hurricane, the highest possible level, has sustained wind speeds reaching 300km/h (185mph) as it sweeps through the Caribbean.

The most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade first hit Antigua and Barbuda, before moving on to Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy.

It is then expected to move on towards Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. In the US, Florida's Key West area has ordered a mandatory evacuation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41172726

I'm guessing folks will only know of Saint Marten as the island with that airport. When you consider the size of these islands and the fact that the four most solid buildings are destroyed, it doesn't look great. Atlantic Hurricane season 2017 rolls on then Hopefully the casualities are sparse but I'm not hopeful.
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Hurricane Irma has caused major flooding and damage to buildings on several Caribbean islands, France says.

The four "most solid" buildings on the island of Saint Martin have been destroyed, French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb announced.

There was still no news of casualties and more damage was possible, he said.

The category five hurricane, the highest possible level, has sustained wind speeds reaching 300km/h (185mph) as it sweeps through the Caribbean.

The most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade first hit Antigua and Barbuda, before moving on to Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy.

It is then expected to move on towards Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. In the US, Florida's Key West area has ordered a mandatory evacuation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41172726

I'm guessing folks will only know of Saint Marten as the island with that airport. When you consider the size of these islands and the fact that the four most solid buildings are destroyed, it doesn't look great. Atlantic Hurricane season 2017 rolls on then Hopefully the casualities are sparse but I'm not hopeful.
Terrible. Just days after Harvey, another one is about to wreck havoc

Meanwhile, Sir Richard Branson is planning on riding out the storm under his house... So casual.
http://uk.businessinsider.com/hurric...17-9?r=US&IR=T
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I wonder if these recent hurricanes might make the old Donald think a little about his denial of climate change.
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"Global warming doesn't exist"
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I wonder if these recent hurricanes might make the old Donald think a little about his denial of climate change.
Donald Drumpf doesn't do much thinking
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Donald Drumpf doesn't do much thinking
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Update that after hitting Barbuda, Hurricane Irma (most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Carribean) has reportedly destroyed 95% of the island

This is some footage from Maho beach, the same beach linked in the OP. Shows how intense Irma was when it hit St Martin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA5qYrboTUE
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