The Caribbean is actually no stranger to hurricanes.
nevertheless to some residents, Hurricane Irma — along with also the destruction in which has caused — is actually like nothing they’ve ever seen before.
The Category 5 storm, the largest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded, left catastrophic damage to the islands in its path. Homes have been destroyed. Neighborhoods have been flooded. Many places are still without power, along with also there have been reports of food along with also fuel shortages.
Gaston Browne, the Prime Minister of Antigua along with also Barbuda, described in which last week as “total devastation.” The recovery process has begun, nevertheless which has a hurricane of in which magnitude, in which’s going to take time.
People hug each some other Thursday, September 7, after Hurricane Irma pounded the Puerto Rican island of Culebra. Ramon Tonito Zayas/GFR Media/AP
Hurricane Irma moves through the Caribbean in in which satellite image released Tuesday, September 5, by the National Oceanic along with also Atmospheric Administration. NOAA/AP
A rescue team inspects a flooded area of Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, September 6. Jose Jimenez/Getty Images
Personal papers along with also notebooks are spread out on a cot after being recovered via a flooded home in Fort-Liberte, Haiti, on Friday, September 8. Dieu Nalio Chery/AP
A man wades through a flooded street in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday, September 10. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images
Waves smash into the Caribbean island of St. Martin on Wednesday, September 6. Gerben van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry/AFP/Getty Images
A mother comforts her child as they wait to evacuate St. Martin on Sunday, September 10. Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images
People salvage material via the remains of a house in Isabela de Sagua, Cuba, on Monday, September 11. Ramon Espinosa/AP
A family in Caibarien, Cuba, watches videos on a cell phone after they lost electricity on Friday, September 8. Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters/Newscom
A man surveys the damage in Marigot, St. Martin, on Sunday, September 10. Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images
Firefighters hand out water in Marigot, St. Martin, on Sunday, September 10. Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images
Produced by Brett Roegiers along with also Kyle Almond