In photos: The destruction caused so far by Hurricane Irma

The sunrise is seen in Cap-Haitien, Haiti as the storm approaches
A man in Haiti is seen repairing his roof in preparation
Sunset at Fajardo, Puerto Rico
A market square is left empty due to Hurricane Irma seen in Pointe-a-Pitre on Guadeloupe island
Destruction left behind by Hurricane Irma
A street starts to become flooded in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Debris is left behind at Puerto Chico Harbor
Hurricane Irma has caused major flooding
Clean-up work in Haiti has already begun
Rescue workers are seen wading through the floodwater

Cap-Haitien is 240 kilometres from capital Port-au-Prince

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hurricane Irma has hit the Caribbean causing mass destruction. So far 10 people are known to have died due to the storm.

The hurricane is currently north of the Dominican Republic and is now travelling towards Turks and Caicos, according to the BBC.

The island of Barbuda is now said to be "barely habitable" whilst the Dutch Prime Minister has said the island of St Martin is unreachable.

The category-five hurricane is the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade with wind speeds of 180mph.

So far it is has hit locations such as Barbuda, Antigua, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin.

It is thought that it will reach Florida on Sunday (September 10) and evacuations of the Florida Keys have begun.

Take a look of photos or destruction left behind by the storm so far in the gallery above