Videos show 'horrible' and 'terrifying' footage of Hurricane Irma

Posted September 7

Hurricane Irma has already barreled into the Caribbean, and disturbing videos show the damage it left behind.

Irma, a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 185 mph, struck several Caribbean islands Wednesday morning, slamming into Barbuda, St. Martin and Anguilla, CNN reported.

Local cameras on scene at those island locations captured the devastation the storm — which is expected to barrel into Puerto Rico and later, the Florida coast — left behind.

One video of a camera from Maho Beach in St. Martin shows the 185 mph winds leaving a cloudy haze of rain and wind. Digg called the video “terrifying.”

Similarly, WilliamsNews24, a news station in Virginia Beach, Virginia., shared a quick 9-second video of “horrible footage” of Irma passing through St. Martin.

According to The Guardian, Irma, which is the “most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean,” left St. Martin flooded with electrical blackouts.

The storm’s next destination appears to be Puerto Rico, according to the National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The storm will arrive in Miami on Monday morning, The Weather Channel reported.


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