The Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos are bracing for impact today as Hurricane Irma powers on after laying waste to the Caribbean and killing ten islands on her deadly path to the US.
The category 5 storm - the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic - howled past Puerto Rico with 185mph winds after reducing the tiny tropical islands of Barbuda and St Martin to rubble.
They suffered the storm's full fury with 95 per cent of properties destroyed on both islands. Officials said at least eight people died on the French part of St Martin - a pristine resort known for its vibrant nightlife.
Barbuda suffered 'absolute devastation' and is 'barely habitable' with more than 90 per cent of dwellings completely destroyed, a child killed and 60 per cent of the population left homeless.