30 terrifying pictures that show how horrible Hurricane Irma is

30 terrifying pictures that show how horrible Hurricane Irma is

Right on the heels on Hurricane Harvey, America is facing another weather emergency.

Although the damage that Harvey inflicted on Texas and Louisiana was substantial, Hurricane Irma has been wreaking just as much havoc on the Caribbean, Cuba and Florida. While it is one thing to hear about the damage and chaos on the news, seeing images of what people are going through helps to put the entire event in perspective. In most cases, the extent of damage Irma is having is much worse than we may think.

To illustrate, here are 30 images that show the effect Hurricane Irma is having.

1. This chicken evacuation in the Florida Keys.

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Source: imgur.com'/sureasyourebornyourenevergoingtoseenounicorn

2. Dogs taking shelter from the rain in the Dominican Republic.

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Source: apimages.com/Tatiana Fernandez

3. All the roofs torn off of houses in Saint Martin.

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Source: dailymail.co.uk

4. An empty grocery store shelf where water bottles used to be.

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Source: reuters.com

5. A car crushed by a fallen tree.

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Source: epa.eu/Thais Llorca

6. Rescue workers rescuing passengers from a flooded car in Puerto Rico.

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Source: apimages.com/Carlos Giusti

7. These enormous waves threatening homes on the shore of St. Martin.

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Source: reuters.com

8. A woman sweeps back floodwater from her steps in Antigua.

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Source: reuters.com via AP Images, Johnny Jno-Baptiste

9. A man walks amongst destroyed palm trees and other debris in the Dominican Republic.

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Source: reuters.com/Ricardo Rojas

10. Cars blown all the way to the shore in St. Martin.

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Source: edition.cnn.com

11. Waves and wind battering the barricades in Puerto Rico.

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Source: reuters.com/Alvin Baez

12. More destruction in St. Martin.

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Source: reuters.com/Jonathan Falwell

13. Shoppers in Florida stock up in preparation for Irma.

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Source: abcnews.go.com/Joe Burbank

14. A man standing against the coast as hurricane winds blow in.

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Source: reuters.com/Alvin Baez

15. Boats and leisure craft all knocked against the shore in a pile.

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Source: abcnews.go.com/Ron Guerney

16. Sand and destruction in this blocked road in St. Barts.

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Source: abcnews.go.com/Kevin Barralon

17. Extreme flooding and water damage in Marigot.

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Source: edition.cnn.com/Lionel Chamoiseau

18. Waves breaking over a dock in Puerto Rico.

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Source: pictures.reuters.com/Alvin Baez

19. An aerial view of widespread flood damage in St. Martin.

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Source: abcnews.go.com

20. More widespread views of destruction and flood damage in St. Martin.

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Source: twitter.com/kon_marine

21. Extreme damage to houses and trees in Tortala in the British Virgin Islands.

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Source: vox.com via AP, Jalon Manson Shortte

22. A man walks alone amidst the wreckage of fallen palm trees.

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Source: abc11.com

23. More wreckage and major flooding in the streets of St. Martin.

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Source: independent.co.uk

24. The streets of Gustavia in St. Barts were also hit hard by hurricane damage.

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Source: thesun.co.uk

25. Sam Branson, son of billionaire Richard Branson, posted aerial pictures of Leverick Bay destroyed by wind and water.

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Source: instagram.com/bransonsam

26. Many boats in this Tortula shipyard were severely damaged as well.

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Source: instagram.com/bransonsam

27. In addition to all the severe damage, many families were displaced and are now homeless throughout the area as well.

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Source: instagram.com/foxnews

28. All over the British Virgin Islands, plenty of private property was left in tatters.

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Source: csmonitor.com

29. Despite all their preparations, there was virtually no recourse for Caribbean islanders.

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Source: nytimes.com

30. According to the Los Angeles Times, Hurricane Irma is the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history.

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Ryan Aliapoulios

Ryan Aliapoulios is a contributing writer at Shareably based out of Los Angeles. Find him on Twitter @rollyops.

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