08 September 2017
The Federal Management Agency (FEMA) chief Brock Long said on Friday the hurricane would “devastate the United States.”
Long said power would be out for days in Florida “if not longer.”
Video posted to Twitter by French radio journalist Xavier Yvon shows the sheer scale of destruction wrought on Saint Martin.
People are seen surveying the flattened wreckage of homes while other buildings, including the Mercure Hotel, are roofless. Building debris is strewn everywhere and iron fences around properties have been felled.
— Xavier Yvon (@xavieryvon) September 8, 2017