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24 Photos That Show Just How Bad Hurricane Irma Really Is

And it's on its way to Florida.

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Smoke rises from a fire amid debris and damaged buildings in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the French island of Saint Martin on Wednesday.

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Rescue staff from the Municipal Emergency Management Agency investigate an empty flooded car during the passage of Hurricane Irma through the northeastern part of the island in Fajardo.

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A rescue team from the local emergency management agency inspects flooded areas after the passing of Hurricane Irma on Wednesday in Fajardo.

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An aerial photograph taken and released by the Dutch department of Defense on Wednesday shows the damage of Hurricane Irma on the Princess Juliana International Airport and Simpson Bay Beach on the Dutch Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten.

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An aerial photograph taken and released by the Dutch department of Defense on Wednesday shows the damage of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg on Sint Maarten.

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An aerial photograph taken and released by the Dutch department of Defense on Wednesday shows the damage of Hurricane Irma on Sint Maarten.

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An aerial photograph taken and released by the Dutch department of Defense on Wednesday shows the damage of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg.


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