A street is flooded in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Hurricane Irma passed just north of Puerto Rico on Sept. 6, 2017.
A rescue team from the local emergency management agency inspects flooded areas after the passing of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6 in Puerto Rico.
Moving along Cuba coast
This still from an animation captured by the GOES-16 satellite shows Hurricane Irma paralleling the north coast of Cuba on Sept. 9, 2017, with the outer bands of rain moving into southern Florida.
Hurricane Irma passed north of Puerto Rico on Sept. 6, before moving between Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Path of destruction
As of Sept. 6, Hurricane Irma is moving toward the northeast Caribbean, on a path that could impact the Florida Peninsula.
Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean in the wee hours of the morning on Sept. 6. This photo shows destruction in Saint Martin in the northeast Caribbean.
Flooding from Irma
Hurricane Irma is the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in more than a decade. The hurricane made landfall in the Caribbean in the early hours of the morning on Sept. 6.
Water was completely sold out at the Publix at Northeast Park Shopping Center on Monday morning (Sept. 4) in St. Petersburg, as residents prepare for a possible hit by Hurricane Irma.
Preparing for the worst
Irma was upgraded to a Category 5 hurricane early on Sept. 5, and quickly became the strongest hurricane on record to ever form in the Atlantic Ocean, not including the Caribbean basin or the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center.
A state of emergency was declared in the state of Florida by Gov. Rick Scott on Sept. 4, 2017. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló also declared a state of emergency in response to the coming storm.