Posted by on September 6, 2017 4:37 pm
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Categories: Caribbean Disaster Economy Environment French government Lesser Antilles weather

This morning we reported that the small Caribbean island of St. Martin has been one of the first casualties of the “monstrous” Hurricane Irma, after the French government said that the four “most solid” buildings on the Caribbean island were destroyed by Irma.

French interior minister Gerard Collomb told reporters said that “the four most solid buildings on the island have been destroyed which means that more rustic structures have probably been completely or partially destroyed.” The French government also said that there are electrical blackouts and widespread flooding on the islands of St Barthélemy and St Martin.

Now, to get a sense of just how powerful this storm is, here is a live feed from St. Martin showing “devastating images” as Hurricane Irma barrels overhead with maximum sustained winds of over 185 mph.

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