Australia Weather News

With maximum sustained winds of 298kph, Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across several countries before weakening as it made landfall along the coast of Florida.

Caribbean islanders began counting the cost of Hurricane Irma after the brutal storm left a trail of death, destruction and chaos that could take the tourist-dependent region years to recover from.

Photographs captured in the days and hours following Hurricane Irma show the scale of the devastation caused by the record-breaking weather event.

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Cuba

Caribbean Islands

ABC