Hurricane Irma caused widespread damage after passing over the British Virgin Islands.
The storm destroyed buildings in the capital, Road Town, which is on the largest of the islands, Tortola.
Irma rolled over the British Overseas Territory on Wednesday, September 6, after slamming the northern Leeward Islands overnight and into Wednesday morning.
Irma also hit the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla.
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the UK had positioned a landing ship in the disaster zone and its personnel were helping local authorities restore water and sanitation, supply shelter to those made homeless, and offer medical assistance if required.
And further to the east, Sint Maarten also took a hit from Irma.
Here is aerial footage from the Dutch ministry of defense:
The Dutch ministry of defense released aerial footage showing Hurricane Irma’s path of destruction across the Dutch Caribbean island. #Irma
Posted by WeatherNation on Thursday, September 7, 2017
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