Those are just some of the pictures from Sam Branson's Instagram that tailed just some of the destruction in the British Virgin Islands that took a direct hit from the storm.
The Dutch government on Sunday described the situation as "fragile" on its half of the island of St. Martin, where an undisclosed number of arrests of looters were made after Irma damaged or destroyed 70 percent of the local housing stock.
That will leave thousands of people who are already stranded and stripped of their possessions waiting several more days for much-needed aid.
The National Rifle Association is threatening legal action after the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday authorized the government to seize personal guns and ammunition that could be utilized by authorities in response to Hurricane Irma. Based on satellite photos, the center of Hurricane Irma-an enormously strong, Category 5 hurricane-appeared to have directly hit Necker Island as it passed slightly to the north of the British Virgin Islands.
Businessman Branson, who has lived in the British Virgin Islands for the past 11 years, said in a blog post on www.virgin.com that the region needed a "Disaster Recovery Marshall Plan" to rebuild and revitalize its economy - a reference to the multibillion-dollar USA program that helped rebuild Western Europe after the devastation of World War Two.
Damage to these resorts, along with heavy agricultural losses and reconstruction costs elsewhere in the country, will be a major economic strain on the country.
The island of Guadeloupe, which was spared by Hurricane Irma, has become a staging ground for aid efforts, with hundreds of largely French rescue workers using it as an operational hub.
Governor Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Irma
Again, exactly where the heaviest rain and hurricane force winds will occur depends on the uncertain future path of Irma. A recent model shows Irma churning north along the Florida penisula before striking Georgia then heading northwest.
He told how he has travelled to Puerto Rico to "further mobilise aid efforts" but is planning to head to the British Virgin Islands to continue the recovery effort.
Buildings were leveled, once lush and verdant hillsides were reduced to barren stumps and roads were washed away.
In the U.S. Virgin Islands, residents of the capital of Charlotte Amalie reported long lines for dwindling supplies of basics such as water, food and gasoline. The region's overall death toll is at least 30. He urged people to take the incoming storm seriously.
This may be a smart move to ensure safety for locals and tourists in this U.S. territory, while some say, we will keep our guns no matter what.
Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the "whole government is mobilized" to help and the pillaging that hit the island in the immediate aftermath of the storm had stopped. But communications remain spotty there.
Meanwhile two police officers have been killed in a head on collision while three million homes are without power after Hurricane Irma struck Florida earlier than expected.
"The fear has always been, if we have a hit like what we have now, and the USA gets a serious hit, we will be completely forgotten", said Brigitte Berry, whose family is from St. Thomas.
He believes she is being unfairly prosecuted and that authorities are intentionally ignoring any threat Melton may have posed. According to the father, Quackenbush then grabbed her gun and got out of her SUV to escort her friend to her vehicle.
The freezer where Jenkins was found was located in a construction site of the hotel, and was not now being used to store food. The Facebook video has stoked outrage on social media, where many users believe Jenkins met with some kind of foul play.
All services are now offline, which means that any apps or sites using the Destiny 2 API are unlikely to work. If you aren't concerned at all about the endgame content, my recommendation is to get Destiny 2 right now.
The new Turbo sprints to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (3.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package) and reaches a top speed of 286 km/h. At the same time, its everyday suitability in terms of parking and turning manoeuvres is improved, as is the comfort level.
The 12.7 percent poverty rate represented a decrease of 0.8 percentage points from 13.5 percent in 2015, it said. Only 8.8 percent of the population lacked health insurance for the full year, down from 9.1 percent in 2015.
FPL also said it will proactively shut down certain substations before they flood, so they can turn them back online more quickly. According to the company's website, it could take up to four days to recieve an estimate on when your power will be restored.
President Donald Trump's goal of chopping the corporate tax from 35 percent to 15 percent could be unachievable, said U.S. Congress and the White House have not yet released a tax overhaul plan but are working this month to prepare legislation.
The big difference is that It cost only $35 million to make, meaning it took in almost four times its budget in just one weekend. Coming off a lackluster summer box office, "It" should have strong legs as word-of-mouth continues to spread.
It had been supported by 17 of the 20 national office-bearers, all 16 state units, all 71 MLAs and 30 MLCs in Bihar and nine MPs. He circulated that theory again last month, urging his party to initiate a nationwide debate on the proposal.
Najib, Trump in talks at White House
He said this at a gathering with Malaysian students and Malaysians living in the United States, at the Malaysian Embassy here. Mr Najib told the function that his visit was aimed at showing that Malaysia is an important country to the US.
Kobe Bryant's Lakers Jersey Retirement Date Set
According to TMZ, the Lakers plan to retire Bryant's jersey - or is it jerseys? - before they face the Golden State Warriors. Which one will the Lakers hang in the rafters at Staples Center? The question now is which jersey gets retired.
Attention turns to Jose: NOT an imminent United States threat
In just three days, Irma , Jose and Katia have produced as much as energy as about half a normal six-month hurricane season... From here on out, there's a smaller chance each day that a tropical system will start spinning, based on a 100-year average.
Fortnite Channels PUBG with Battle Royale Mode
Fortnite is available in paid early access and this week the game's Standard and Deluxe Founder's Packs are discounted by 25%. The team behind Unreal Tournament began experimenting with this mode, and appear be the ones who shall carry it forward.
Knicks legend Oakley suing Dolan, MSG
Oakley files this Complaint to set the record straight and to hold Defendants responsible for their reprehensible conduct". Following the scuffle, Oakley was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of criminal trespass.
Warriors find jersey patch partner
The Warriors will sport Rakuten's genuine logo with red and black on their white jerseys and a white version of the logo on the blue-and-slate jerseys.
Gigi Proves She's A Pro At Anna Sui
The Hadid sisters were on the catwalk at the Anna Sui spring/summer 2018 show during New York Fashion Week when calamity struck. But, like the pro we know she is, Gigi brilliantly recovered-thanks in part to an assist from her younger sister, Bella .
Okami HD announced for PS4, PC, and Xbox One
The graphics have been updated to take advantage of modern resolutions, and 4K will be supported on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC. The game will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 21st in Japan and will also release on PC on December 13th.