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24 Photos That Show Just How Bad Hurricane Irma Really Is

And it's on its way to Florida.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 2:16 p.m. ET

Posted on September 7, 2017, at 12:22 p.m. ET

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

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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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.

Cars are left piled on top of one another at the Hotel Mercure in Marigot.
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Cars are left piled on top of one another at the Hotel Mercure in Marigot.

A car is turned onto its side from hurricane winds in Marigot on Wednesday.
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A car is turned onto its side from hurricane winds in Marigot on Wednesday.

The Hotel Mercure is left in ruins following an impact from Hurricane Irma.
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The Hotel Mercure is left in ruins following an impact from Hurricane Irma.

Broken palm trees on the beach of the Hotel Mercure.
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Broken palm trees on the beach of the Hotel Mercure.

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

Waves crash against a seawall as Hurricane Irma slams Fajardo on Wednesday.
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Waves crash against a seawall as Hurricane Irma slams Fajardo on Wednesday.

Waves break over a dock as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean on Wednesday.
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Waves break over a dock as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean on Wednesday.

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

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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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.

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

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 on the Princess Juliana International Airport and Simpson Bay Beach on the Dutch Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten.

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 in Philipsburg on Sint Maarten.

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 on Sint Maarten.

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

People inspect the damage in Marigot.
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People inspect the damage in Marigot.

Piles of debris and a boat are washed up onto shore in Marigot.
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Piles of debris and a boat are washed up onto shore in Marigot.

Wind-swept cars are piled on top of one another in Marigot.
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Wind-swept cars are piled on top of one another in Marigot.

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

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

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