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09/06/2017 12:47 pm ET Updated Sep 07, 2017

These Photos Show Hurricane Irma's Destructive Path Across The Caribbean

The storm has already caused massive damage to impacted islands.

As 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.
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View of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on the Dutch side of St. Martin on Sept. 6, 2016.

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. 

  • Two men look for belongings in the rubbles of their restaurant in Orient Bay on Saint-Martin.
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    Two men look for belongings in the rubbles of their restaurant in Orient Bay on Saint-Martin.
  • A door is seen blown in at a Regions Bank in Miami, Florida.
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    A door is seen blown in at a Regions Bank in Miami, Florida.
  • A store window is broken in Miami, Florida. 
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    A store window is broken in Miami, Florida. 
  • A Cuban wades through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017.
Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Satur
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    A Cuban wades through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A dolphin statue at Anglin's Fishing Pier lies toppled by Hurricane Irma.
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    A dolphin statue at Anglin's Fishing Pier lies toppled by Hurricane Irma.
  • A U.S. flag is tattered by winds produced by Hurricane Irma in Fort Lauderdale.
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    A U.S. flag is tattered by winds produced by Hurricane Irma in Fort Lauderdale.
  • A flooded street in Havana, Cuba. 
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    A flooded street in Havana, Cuba. 
  • Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana.
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    Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana.
  • A collapsed tree in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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    A collapsed tree in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • High winds blow through Brickell Avenue.
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    High winds blow through Brickell Avenue.
  • Trees and branches in Miami are knocked down.
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    Trees and branches in Miami are knocked down.
  • Debris in the street in Miami.
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    Debris in the street in Miami.
  • A vehicle drives along Ocean Drive in South Beach.
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    A vehicle drives along Ocean Drive in South Beach.
  • Havana after Hurricane Irma.
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    Havana after Hurricane Irma.
  • A flooded street near the Malecon in Havana.
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    A flooded street near the Malecon in Havana.
  • Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana.
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    Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana.
  • A building in Caibarien, Cuba.
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    A building in Caibarien, Cuba.
  • Local residents return home in Villa Clara province, east of Havana.
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    Local residents return home in Villa Clara province, east of Havana.
  • Local residents at Villa Clara province, Cuba. 
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    Local residents at Villa Clara province, Cuba. 
  • Damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Cuba.
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    Damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Cuba.
  • Cubans wade through rubble in Havana.
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    Cubans wade through rubble in Havana.
  • A man looks on over the devastation of Hurricane Irma in Sint Maarten.
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    A man looks on over the devastation of Hurricane Irma in Sint Maarten.
  • A woman uses a can to take water out of her house in a flooded area after hurricane Irma in Fort Liberte, Haiti 
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    A woman uses a can to take water out of her house in a flooded area after hurricane Irma in Fort Liberte, Haiti 
  • Houses are seen on September 8, 2017 in Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda
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    Houses are seen on September 8, 2017 in Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Boys walk in a flooded area in Fort Liberte, Haiti
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    Boys walk in a flooded area in Fort Liberte, Haiti
  • Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda, devastated by Hurricane Irma
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    Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda, devastated by Hurricane Irma
  • A girl stands in a flooded area in Fort Liberte, Haiti 
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    A girl stands in a flooded area in Fort Liberte, Haiti 
  • A pup stands in flood waters in Fort Liberte, Haiti 
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    A pup stands in flood waters in Fort Liberte, Haiti 
  • Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda after Hurricane Irma
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    Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda after Hurricane Irma
  • A man uses a metal plate to remove water from his house in Fort Liberte, Haiti
    Andres Martinez Casares / Reuters
    A man uses a metal plate to remove water from his house in Fort Liberte, Haiti
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