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While the Florida and Atlantic Coasts anxiously prepare for monstrous Hurricane Irma to decide where it will make landfall this weekend, the storm's currently buzzsawing across the Caribbean, leaving a trail of unfathomable destruction. SEE ALSO: Historic Hurricane Irma taking a buzzsaw to Caribbean as threat grows for Puerto Rico, Florida On Wednesday, Irma rolled across small islands like Anguilla and Saint Martin as it continued to spin onward toward the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as well as Puerto Rico. In fact, Irma's eye was so well-defined — a sign that underscores the storm's strength — that the islands of Anguilla and Saint Martin could be seen on satellite imagery in the middle of the eye. Two Caribbean Islands could be seen directly in the eye of #Irma this morning: https://t.co/y53XvPKBnH pic.twitter.com/psPgjsNlll — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) September 6, 2017 Those islands also bore the brunt of Irma's wrath. In St. Martin, several government buildings considered among the island's sturdiest were leveled. #BREAKING: French interior minister says "4 most solid" govt buildings on St Martin already destroyed by #Irma. Comms with Paris are down — Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) September 6, 2017 But photos and video told the real story—visceral images of Irma's destructive power, like the one below taken at the famous Maho Beach where tourists gather to watch planes fly extremely low to complete their descent and landing at the adjacent St. Maarten Airport. Spectaculaires images de la violence de l'ouragan #Irma sur la plage de Maho Beach à Saint-Martin. (© PTZtv - https://t.co/0vDBy7CSIE) pic.twitter.com/y3uAB3jlGq — Météo Express (@MeteoExpress) September 6, 2017 Other videos and photos showed boats smashed into unrecognizable debris, as well as high floodwaters from the storm's surge. [IRMA] Saint Martin dans le mur de l'oeil subit les effets de l'ouragan IRMA #iram #ouragan #SaintMartin (Source : Rinsy Xieng) pic.twitter.com/e2j7e9KtOu — RCI Guadeloupe (@RCI_GP) September 6, 2017 St. Maarten airport reported sustained winds at 133 mph gusting to 161 at storm's peak there. NEW: Scenes coming in from St. Maarten... pic.twitter.com/6jU9DqvniZ — Brian Shields (@BShieldsWFTV) September 6, 2017 I literally shaking. This just climbed to #1 spot for stuff I've had to experience #IrmaHurricane #StMaarten I was supposed 2 be on vacation pic.twitter.com/8K9PPEvMLS — eze (@internetofzings) September 6, 2017 Video of #irma2017 hitting the island of #anguilla! Family and friends sending coverage but love ones #stayinside @weatherchannel #prayforus pic.twitter.com/JtmQWB4d1s — Rashida (@RashidaHodge) September 6, 2017 Next in Irma's path: Puerto Rico, where heavy winds are already being recorded. This is a developing story...
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