45+ Horrifying Photos That Reveal How Bad Hurricane Irma Truly Is

Hurricane Irma is already larger, stronger, and potentially more fatal than Harvey – and it’s not over yet.

Irma has sent the Caribbean and several southern States into crisis mode after reportedly destroying ’95 percent’ of Saint-Martin, Barbuda, and the British Virgin Islands. Millions of people have been left stranded and homeless with no access to water, electricity or phone service, and at least 10 are dead. The Bahamas and Cuba are bracing for a similarly devastating impact, as is the State of Florida, which is currently being completely evacuated.

Scroll down to see chilling photos of the damage caused by the harrowing storm so far, and if you are in an area at risk of being affected, heed all warnings by relevant authorities and make your way to a safe place. If you would like to help, find more info here.

People pick up debris as Hurricane Irma howls past in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday

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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

Image credits: Lionel Chamoiseau

Cars are left piled on top of one another at the Hotel Mercure in Marigot, Saint Martin

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A car is left turned onto its side from hurricane winds in Marigot, Saint Martin, on Wednesday

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The Hotel Mercure in Marigot, Saint Martin, is left in ruins following an impact from Hurricane Irma

Image credits: Lionel Chamoiseau

Broken palm trees on the beach of the Hotel Mercure in Marigot, Saint Martin

Image credits: Lionel Chamoiseau

Debris is seen during a storm surge near the Puerto Chico Harbor in Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Image credits: Jose Jimenez

Waves crash against a seawall as Hurricane Irma slams Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday

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Waves break over a dock as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday

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Dogs take refuge from the rain as Hurricane Irma makes its entry into Samana, Dominican Republic, on Thursday

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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, Puerto Rico

Image credits: Carlos Giusti

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

Image credits: Jose Jimenez

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

Image credits: Gerben Van Es

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

Image credits: Gerben Van Es

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

Image credits: Gerben Van Es

People inspect the damage in Marigot, Saint-Martin

Image credits: Lionel Chamoiseau

Piles of debris and a boat are washed up onto shore in Marigot, Saint Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma

Image credits: Lionel Chamoiseau

Wind swept cars are piled on top of one another in Marigot, Saint Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma

Image credits: Lionel Chamoiseau

A damaged home in Marigot, Saint Martin, is left filled with sand after the passage of Hurricane Irma

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The interior of a home in Marigot, Saint Martin, is left filled with sand following the passage of Hurricane Irma

Image credits: Lionel Chamoiseau

Damaged books and debris is sprawled throughout the streets of Marigot, Saint Martin

Image credits: Lionel Chamoiseau

Aftermath from Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico

Image credits: Thais Llorca

aftermath of Hurricane Irma in St. Martin

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Cars on the beach in Marigot near the Bay of Nettle on the French Collectivity of St Martin after the hurricane battered the coast last night

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Parked cars were thrown around like rag dolls during the powerful hurricane

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Haitian people walk through the wind and rain on a beach, in Cap-Haitien as Hurricane Irma approaches

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