Before and after satellite images reveal the devastation Hurricane Irma left behind in its wake last week when it was a monster Category 5 storm that churned over several Caribbean islands.
Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday more than a day after making Florida landfall. The powerful storm cut a path of destruction over the Caribbean last week, leaving at least 24 dead and leaving some islands in complete ruins.
Antigua and Barbuda, St. Martin and the Virgins Islands took the brunt of Hurricane Irma’s wrath as the storm cut power lines and communication to and from the isolated islands. In Barbuda, nearly 90 per cent of homes suffered damage, leaving nearly half of the country’s 1,800 people homeless, according to Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne. St. Martin was said to be 95 per cent destroyed as a result of the storm.
WATCH: Aerial views reveal the extent of damage on the Caribbean island of Barbuda after Hurricane Irma swept through it
On Monday, Google in conjunction with satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe released new satellite data showing the devastation left behind from Irma. The data was collected on Sept. 8-10 and though some of islands remain under cloud cover when the data was collected, Google Earth provides a brief glimpse of damage done to several islands.
Below is a selection of before and after images. Use the slider to reveal post-Irma damage.
Antigua and Barbuda:
British Virgin Islands:
U.S. Virgin Islands:
Turks and Caicos Islands:
LISTEN BELOW: Aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean