September 10, 2017 1:16 am
Updated: September 10, 2017 7:40 am

PHOTOS: The damage that Hurricane Irma left in Cuba en route to Florida

LIVE: West Palm Beach, Florida as Hurricane Irma's northern eyewall has reached the lower Florida Keys.

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First, she came for the Leeward Islands.

Then, Hurricane Irma came for Cuba.

Next, she’ll hit Florida.

Coverage of Hurricane Irma in Cuba on Globalnews.ca:

Pictures from the last country she hit may provide some clue of what Floridians could be in for when it feels the full force of the storm that was most recently classified as a Category 4 event.

Hurricane Irma hit northern Cuba on Saturday, bringing pounding rain and wind to the city of Caibarien, according to CNN.

The storm left so much water in the city that there were waves on its main street, the network added.

READ MORE: Hurricane Irma batters Cuba as millions in Florida rush to evacuate

Meanwhile, in the Cuban capital of Havana, people were warned to stay off streets because of flooding that could persist for the next two days.

Waters reached about 600 metres into the city, Civil Defense Col. Luis Angel Macareno said on Saturday.

There were, however, no reports of deaths.

The storm nevertheless left a trail of damage that provides an ominous portent of what Americans could face when the hurricane reaches the U.S. mainland.

Here are photos of what Cuba looked like as it was thrashed by Hurricane Irma:

Wind and waves in Havana

Strong waves brought by Hurricane Irma hit the Malecon seawall in Havana, Cuba, late Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

Ramon Espinosa/AP

Strong waves brought by Hurricane Irma hit the Malecon sea wall in Havana, Cuba, early evening Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

Ramon Espinosa/AP

Strong waves hit the pier in Havana, Cuba, 09 September 2017.

Ernesto Mastrascusa/EPA

A view of a street after hurricane Irma hit Caibarien, Villa Clara, Cuba, 09 September 2017. Irma approaches Florida where many areas are under mandatory evacuation orders.

Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

Damage in Caibarien

A view of a house after hurricane Irma hit Caibarien, Villa Clara, Cuba, 09 September 2017.

Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

A view of a street after hurricane Irma hit Caibarien, Villa Clara, Cuba, 09 September 2017.

Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

A view of a street after hurricane Irma hit Caibarien, Villa Clara, Cuba, 09 September 2017.

Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

A view of a house after hurricane Irma hit Caibarien, Villa Clara, Cuba, 09 September 2017.

Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

Residents walk near downed power lines felled by Hurricane Irma, in Caibarien, Cuba, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

Desmond Boylan/AP

A woman rides a bike past palm trees felled by Hurricane Irma, in Caibarien, Cuba, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

Desmond Boylan/AP

Residents ride their bikes through flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in Caibarien, Cuba, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

Desmond Boylan/AP

A tree felled by Hurricane Irma blocks a road in Caibarien, Cuba, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

Desmond Boylan/AP
  • With files from The Associated Press

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