Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction in its wake as it crosses over the Caribbean Island of Saint Martin.
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Video posted to Twitter shows flattened trees and cars floating in the waters caused by the Category 5 storm surge.
Taken from the upper level of a hotel near the airport, the woman filming the carnage can be heard saying: "The airport is pretty destroyed too."
Officials warned people to seek protection from Irma's "onslaught" in a statement that closed with: "May God protect us all."
The Category 5 storm had maximum sustained winds of 295 kilometres per hour yesterday according to the US National Hurricane Centre in Miami.