Hurricane Irma aftermath: Flooding, looting and stranded families in Caribbean

Royal Navy landing ship RFA Mounts Bay has delivered six tonnes of emergency aid to Anguilla after the British Overseas Territory was devastated by Hurricane Irma

Royal Navy landing ship RFA Mounts Bay has delivered six tonnes of emergency aid to Anguilla after the British Overseas Territory was devastated by Hurricane Irma

Now, satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe show aerial before-and-after images of Irma's wrath in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean.

Cuban first responders used inflatable rafts to navigate flooded streets as panicked families sent up social-media pleas in search of loved ones on hard-hit islands further east.

Dazed citizens like Yanmara Suarez surveyed the devastation in the historic old town of Havana, largely submerged by a wind-whipped tidal surge that left many people wading in waist-high water over the weekend.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is flying to British territories in the Caribbean on Tuesday following intense criticism of London's efforts to help communities devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to Tropical Storm Irma, but that doesn't mean it didn't do plenty of damage while at the height of its power. It made the Dutch side of St. Martin uninhabitable, with no electricity or drinking water, and caused massive destruction to the French side of the island, Saint-Martin, and to St. Barts.

President Donald Trump, a climate-change denier who pulled the USA out of the Paris climate agreement, reportedly had his 11-bedroom mansion on the Caribbean island of St. Martin destroyed by Irma.

But with an aerial photograph, NASA captured another indication of the storm's devastation - it changed the color of some Caribbean islands.

Dutch King Willem-Alexander has already arrived in Curacao where he visited injured evacuees, and is scheduled to visit St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba on Monday, Karel van Oosterom, the Dutch permanent representative to the United Nations, said in a tweet. The brutal storm struck Cuba along a coast studded with resorts that are among the pillars of the island's economy.

"We had a serious threat of a complete breakdown of law and order in the British Virgin islands (BVI)", junior foreign minister Alan Duncan told parliament. Her husband, who is still there, told her that residents and tourists are in shock.

The EU also announced an initial aid package of $2.4 million for emergency relief.

Millions of homes are without power in Florida, thousands of which are suffering severe flooding damage.

"We need help", she wrote.

"I have seen proper war as well as natural disasters before, but I've never seen anything like this".

Some 95 percent of the island's buildings are believed to have been destroyed, leaving nearly all of the 1,600 inhabitants homeless.

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