Aerial footage released by the Dutch Ministry of Defense shows some of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in Sint Maarten, which encompasses the southern part of the island of Saint Martin and is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for the city of Miami Beach ahead of Irma, which could reach southeast Florida this weekend as a major category four hurricane, officials said on Wednesday night. (more)
At least one person has been killed after Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean island of Barbuda on early Wednesday morning, causing widespread devastation and leaving many of the island's residents homeless, local authorities said. (more)
Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, impacted parts of the northeastern Caribbean on Wednesday, killing at least two people and causing major damage on St. Martin and Saint Barthélemy.