The worst-affected island so far is Saint Martin, which has reported eight deaths to date. The island of Saint Martin is split into two parts, overseen by the governments of France and the Netherlands. Reuters has quoted Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as saying that Irma has caused “enormous devastation,” and that the island remains unreachable for now.

A photo taken on September 6, 2017, shows the Hotel Mercure in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the French Collectivity of Saint Martin, during the passage of Hurricane Irma. The governments of France, the Netherlands, and Britain, sent water, emergency rations, and rescue teams to their stricken territories in the Caribbean hit by Hurricane Irma, which has killed at least 10 people.

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Hurricane Irma, a record Category 5 storm, is seen in this NOAA National Weather Service National Hurricane Center image from the GOES-16 satellite, taken on September 5, 2017. The island of Saint Martin is hidden beneath the clouds, just to the right of center, as Irma approaches.

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A view of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Sint Maarten, the Dutch part of Saint Martin island, on September 7, 2017.

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Cars sit piled on top of one another at the Hotel Mercure in Marigot, on the French Collectivity of Saint Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma, on September 6, 2017.

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Storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in Sint Maarten, on September 6, 2017.

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A photo taken on September 6, 2017, shows a car turned onto its side in Marigot on September 7, 2017.

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A woman stands near damaged homes in Marigot on September 6, 2017, after the passage of Hurricane Irma.

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Boats lie wrecked ashore, in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on September 7, 2017.

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A photo taken on September 6, 2017, shows damage outside the Mercure hotel in Marigot, on the Bay of Nettle, on the island of Saint Martin in the northeast Caribbean.

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