The record-breaking Category 5 Hurricane Irma continues its path of destruction, striking the Caribbean on Wednesday and leaving a shocking display of decimation on the Dutch side of the island of St. Martin.
— Fitness Eqp. Svc (@Treadmillrepair) September 6, 2017
The tiny island’s famous airport—known for its close proximity to the shoreline where tourists can watch planes land right above their heads—is seen with a battered rooftop and significant flooding inside, rendering it incapacitated.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte stated, “Alas, the island is not reachable at this point because of the huge damage to the airport and the harbour.”
— RCI Guadeloupe (@RCI_GP) September 6, 2017
Planes on the tarmac were left destroyed by rocks while walkways collapsed under the brunt of rains and wind.
Floods inside the airport were accompanied by large amounts of sand.
Thankfully, though, there are currently no deaths being reported.