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Hurricane Irma tears through Caribbean

Updated 8:55 AM ET, Tue September 19, 2017
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Carmelo Mota, a builder, searches for tools in his destroyed home in Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands, on Monday, September 18. Hurricane Irma devastated the US territory and other Caribbean islands in the region, leaving them exposed to new storms brewing in the Atlantic. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
An aerial photo shows the devastation in Road Town, the capital of Tortola, the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands, on Wednesday, September 13. Joel Rouse/MOD/ROYAL NAVY/EPA
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson talks to a resident of Anguilla during a visit on September 13. Andrew Parsons/Cal Sport Media/Zuma Press
People collect food that was delivered by emergency workers in the Sandy Ground area of Marigot, St. Martin, on Tuesday, September 12. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
Buildings are destroyed in St. Martin on September 12. CHRISTOPHE ENA/AFP/Getty Images
French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with St. Martin residents during a visit to the island on September 12. CHRISTOPHE ENA/AFP/Getty Images
French soldiers patrol St. Martin on September 12. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
A person works to clean up a street September 12 after Hurricane Irma flooded parts of Havana, Cuba. YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images
A man makes repairs in Havana on September 12. YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images
This Marigot church was among the buildings destroyed in the storm. Jose Jimenez/Getty Images
Cubans affected by Hurricane Irma line up to collect drinking water in Isabela de Sagua, Cuba, on Monday, September 11. Ramon Espinosa/AP
Dutch King Willem-Alexander, front right, tours damage in St. Maarten on September 11. VINCENT JANNINK/AFP/Getty Images
A palm tree sticks out of a pool on the French side of St. Martin on September 11. Aurelien Morissard/IP3/Getty Images
A woman stands next to her water-logged belongings that had been laid out to dry in front of her home in Isabela de Sagua on September 11. Ramon Espinosa/AP
People line up for supplies in St. Martin on September 11. Aurelien Morissard/IP3/Getty Images
The skeleton of a boat drifts in St. Martin's Simpson Bay on September 11. Jose Jimenez/Getty Images
People salvage material from the remains of a house in Isabela de Sagua on September 11. Ramon Espinosa/AP
Members of the British Army provide support on Tortola, one of the British Virgin Islands. Joel Rouse/MOD/AP
A woman carries a dog at an airport checkpoint in St. Martin on September 11. Carlos Giusti/AP
People wade through a flooded street as a wave crashes in Havana on Sunday, September 10. YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images
Two men search through the rubble of their St. Martin restaurant on September 10. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
People make their way through debris in the Cojimar neighborhood of Havana on September 10. YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images
People board a plane leaving St. Martin on September 10. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
A man wades through a flooded street in Havana on September 10. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images
An overview of Havana shows flooded streets on Saturday, September 9. YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images
A woman surveys flooding in Havana on September 9. YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images
A boat rests in a cemetery after Irma tore through Marigot, St. Martin. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
Residents return home after Irma passed through Caibarien, Cuba, on September 9. ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images
A man walks in Caibarien on September 9. ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images
A man carries a child through a flooded street in Fort-Liberte, Haiti, on Friday, September 8. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images
A man walks on a St. Martin street covered in debris on September 8. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
A damaged home is tilted onto its side on the Puerto Rican island of Culebra on Thursday, September 7. Carlos Giusti/AP
A home is surrounded by debris in Nagua, Dominican Republic, on September 7. Tatiana Fernandez/AP
Irma damage is seen in St. Martin's Orient Bay on September 7. LIONEL CHAMOISEAU/AFP/Getty Images
Employees from an electrical company work to clear a fallen tree in Sanchez, Dominican Republic. Tatiana Fernandez/AP
A woman makes her way through debris in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on September 7. RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images
In this image made from video, damaged houses are seen in St. Thomas on September 7. Ian Brown/AP
The storm left widespread destruction on the island of Barbuda on September 7. Anika E. Kentish/AP
A flattened home is seen in Nagua, Dominican Republic, on September 7. Tatiana Fernandez/AP
Nagua residents ride through an area affected by the storm on September 7. Tatiana Fernandez/AP
Trash and debris is washed ashore in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, on September 7. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images
People walk through damage in Marigot, St. Martin, on September 7. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP/Getty Images
People survey damage in Marigot on September 7. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP/Getty Images
Bluebeard's Castle, a resort in St. Thomas, was hit hard by Irma. St. Thomas resident David Velez sent this photo to CNN on September 7. Courtesy David Velez
Irma ruined these vehicles in St. Thomas. Courtesy David Velez
Waves smash into St. Martin on Wednesday, September 6. Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry/Associated Press
A man looks at a vehicle turned upside down in the British territory of Anguilla. Garson Kelsick via AP
An aerial view of St. Martin on September 6. Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry/Associated Press
Damaged cars are seen on a St. Martin beach on September 6. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP/Getty Images
A boat is washed onto shore in St. Martin. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP/Getty Images
Cars are piled up in Marigot on September 6. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP/Getty Images
A man walks past damaged buildings in St. Martin on September 6. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP/Getty Images
A car is flipped onto its side in Marigot. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP/Getty Images
Broken palm trees are scattered on a Marigot beach on September 6. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP/Getty Images
Irma floods a beach in Marigot on September 6. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP/Getty Images