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21 Photos From Cuba That Show How Devastating Hurricane Irma Really Is

The storm is heading toward Florida next.

Posted on September 9, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. ET

Residents return home in a town east of Havana.
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Residents return home in a town east of Havana.

Downed wires and telephone poles line the streets.
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Downed wires and telephone poles line the streets.


A street is blocked by downed telephone poles and debris.
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A street is blocked by downed telephone poles and debris.

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A wave slams into the Cuban coast.
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A wave slams into the Cuban coast.

Cubans survey a collapsed building in Havana.
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Cubans survey a collapsed building in Havana.

A completely flooded street.
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A completely flooded street.

A man with a bucket stands in floodwaters.
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A man with a bucket stands in floodwaters.

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Waves crash into Havana ahead of the hurricane.
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Waves crash into Havana ahead of the hurricane.

Flooding in Caibarien, Cuba.
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Flooding in Caibarien, Cuba.

Downed signs, trees, and floodwater.
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Downed signs, trees, and floodwater.

A palm tree cracks in half amid Irma's ferocious winds.
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A palm tree cracks in half amid Irma's ferocious winds.

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A big fallen tree blocks a road.
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A big fallen tree blocks a road.

Debris from roofs blown off by the hurricane sits in the street.
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Debris from roofs blown off by the hurricane sits in the street.

A woman and child walk through the storm's winds.
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A woman and child walk through the storm's winds.

Havana's Malecón is pummeled by waves.
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Havana's Malecón is pummeled by waves.

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A man tries to shield himself from the rain.
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A man tries to shield himself from the rain.


A dog wanders through the debris.
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A dog wanders through the debris.

A severely damaged building.
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A severely damaged building.

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Residents wade through ankle-deep water in Caibarien, Cuba.
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Residents wade through ankle-deep water in Caibarien, Cuba.

A woman clears downed branches following the storm.
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A woman clears downed branches following the storm.

Residents walk their bikes through the debris.
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Residents walk their bikes through the debris.

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