Watch: Chilling Last Footage From Maho Beach Cam as Hurricane Irma Hits

Sep 7, 2017

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Catastrophic Hurricane Irma is making its way through the Caribbean and toward Florida. The storm hit several Caribbean islands with rain and winds up to 180 mph, including Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten. The latter of those islands is home to Maho Beach and Princess Juliana Airport (SXM), a favorite among aviation enthusiasts.

On most days, the Maho Beach Cam shows viewers the beach as aircraft make their final approach, seconds away from touchdown, like the Delta 757 below.

Image by Maho Beach Cam.
Image by Maho Beach Cam.

Hurricane Irma hit the beach — and the Maho Beach Camera — hard, so hard that it actually destroyed it. You can watch the chilling last video the camera captured before the storm killed it:

Irma has caused devastating damage around the Caribbean, and this video is just one aspect that shows how powerful the storm is. The storm is expected to make landfall on the US mainland on Sunday morning, with an almost certain hit on Florida. If you still haven’t evacuated the area, JetBlue is offering $99 one-way fares or make use of an airline change fee waiver in order to get out.

Featured image by Maho Beach Cam.

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