Speed Reads

Hurricane Irma

Early images out of Hurricane Irma show devastation of Caribbean islands

As Hurricane Irma continues to move toward Florida with catastrophic force, it first paved a path over the small Caribbean islands of St. Martin, Anguilla, and St. Barts after making landfall on Barbuda around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

A Category 5 storm, Irma is clocking winds of up to 185 miles per hour, wreaking havoc on the island communities. Early footage, mostly taken during the hurricane's eye, shows the devastation:

The storm is expected to cross Puerto Rico on Wednesday, then edge past Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba before making landfall in Florida on Sunday:

Watch more videos out of Irma, collected by Radio Caraibes International Guadeloupe, here.