Des îles ravagées par les ouragans réclament l'aide des pollueurs "fautifs"

Plusieurs représentants d'îles ravagées par les cyclones successifs ont réclamé cette semaine devant l'ONU l'aide des puissances responsables à leurs yeux des dérèglements climatiques.
22 sept. 2017, 20:34
/ Màj. le 22 sept. 2017 à 20:40
Les îles touchées par les ouragans, ici la Dominique, veulent que les responsables du dérèglement climatique leur apportent leur aide.

Profitant de l'Assemblée générale annuelle de l'ONU, plusieurs îles ont crié cette semaine leur souffrance après avoir été dévastées par de multiples ouragans. Elles réclament de l'aide aux grandes puissances accusées d'être responsables des dérèglements climatiques.

"Le peuple haitien fait des efforts gigantesques pour se relever" après les ouragans Matthew et Irma, a souligné son président Jovenel Moïse devant l'ONU. "La destruction d'une ampleur inédite des pays frères de la Caraïbe, notamment Antigua et Barbuda et la Dominique, par les récents ouragans successifs témoigne des effets néfastes du réchauffement climatique sur notre planète", a-t-il dit.

Gaston Browne, premier ministre des îles d'Antigua-et-Barbuda, s'est aussi lamenté à la tribune d'avoir une île "décimée", Barbuda, sur les deux que compte son micro-Etat. Sa "population entière est sans toit" avec "des bâtiments coquilles vides" après le passage le 6 septembre d'Irma.

Vendredi, le premier ministre de Sainte-Lucie dans les Caraïbes (190'000 habitants), Allen Michael Chastanet, a ajouté sa voix aux doléances. Il a déclaré avoir "le coeur lourd" face à la désolation laissée par les ouragans Irma et Maria qui "a fait 15 morts jusqu'ici et des millions de dégâts dans l'île soeur de Dominique".

 

>> Lire aussi: Ouragan Maria: déjà une trentaine de morts dans les Caraïbes

 

Washington dans le viseur

Les Etats-Unis qui ont décidé de se retirer de l'accord de Paris sur le climat n'ont pas été cités directement. Mais tous les orateurs ont mis en cause les grandes puissances dans le réchauffement de la planète qu'ils lient à la formation d'ouragans de plus en plus puissants. Et de réclamer de l'aide financière pour la reconstruction.

"Quelles que soient les positions des pays sur les changements climatiques, l'évidence d'un réchauffement mondial est encore plus irréfutable", selon Gaston Brown. "Nous sommes les moins pollueurs mais les plus grandes victimes" de la pollution, s'est-il insurgé. Il réclame "urgemment l'aide de la communauté internationale".

"L'architecture financière internationale laisse les petits pays comme le mien à la traîne", a-t-il jugé. "Le coût de la reconstruction (de Barbuda) est estimé à 250 millions de dollars, un montant bien supérieur à ce que peut assurer Antigua-et-Barbuda.

Fonds régional

Le président d'Haïti a réclamé de son côté "une augmentation de la couverture d'assurance contre les ouragans et autres catastrophes naturelles". Il a rappelé avoir proposé "la création d'un fonds régional destiné à financer ies programmes d'atténuation des effets des catastrophes naturelles dans la région". "Ce fonds serait alimenté sur la base d'un pourcentage du produit intérieur brut des pays affectés et par les pays développés, émetteurs de gaz à effet de serre", a-t-il dit.

People move through flooded streets in Havana after the passage of Hurricane Irma, in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. Cuban officials warned residents to watch for even more flooding over the next few days. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
People move through flooded streets in Havana after the passage of Hurricane Irma, in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. Cuban officials warned residents to watch for even more flooding over the next few days. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
In this geocolor image GOES-16 satellite image taken Friday, Sep. 8, 2017, at 10:45 UTC, Hurricane Irma, center, approaches Cuba and Florida, with Hurricane Katia, left, in the Gulf of Mexico, and Hurricane Jose, right, in the Atlantic Ocean. Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts and Floridians emptied stores of plywood and bottled water after Hurricane Irma left at least 20 people dead and thousands homeless on a devastated string of Caribbean islands and spun toward Florida for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend.  (NOAA via AP)
In this geocolor image GOES-16 satellite image taken Friday, Sep. 8, 2017, at 10:45 UTC, Hurricane Irma, center, approaches Cuba and Florida, with Hurricane Katia, left, in the Gulf of Mexico, and Hurricane Jose, right, in the Atlantic Ocean. Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts and Floridians emptied stores of plywood and bottled water after Hurricane Irma left at least 20 people dead and thousands homeless on a devastated string of Caribbean islands and spun toward Florida for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend. (NOAA via AP) ©KEYSTONE
epa06196028 A person photographs the fierce winds with his mobile phone as the full effects of Hurricane Irma strike in Miami, Florida, USA, 10 September 2017. Many areas are under mandatory evacuation orders as Irma approaches Florida. The National Hurricane Center has rated Irma as a Category 4 storm as the eye crosses the lower Florida Keys.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
epa06196028 A person photographs the fierce winds with his mobile phone as the full effects of Hurricane Irma strike in Miami, Florida, USA, 10 September 2017. Many areas are under mandatory evacuation orders as Irma approaches Florida. The National Hurricane Center has rated Irma as a Category 4 storm as the eye crosses the lower Florida Keys. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER ©KEYSTONE
A man rides his bike along the beach against high winds as Hurricane Irma approaches, in Hollywood, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
A man rides his bike along the beach against high winds as Hurricane Irma approaches, in Hollywood, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) ©KEYSTONE
epa06196413 A partially collapsed construction tower crane as Hurricane Irma strikes in Miami, Florida, USA, 10 September 2017. The National Hurricane Center has rated Irma as a Category 4 storm as the eye crosses the lower Florida Keys.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
epa06196413 A partially collapsed construction tower crane as Hurricane Irma strikes in Miami, Florida, USA, 10 September 2017. The National Hurricane Center has rated Irma as a Category 4 storm as the eye crosses the lower Florida Keys. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER ©KEYSTONE
The metal canopy at a gasoline station is shown after it was overturned by high winds brought on by Hurricane Irma, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
The metal canopy at a gasoline station is shown after it was overturned by high winds brought on by Hurricane Irma, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A rescue team work a flooded street in Havana, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A rescue team work a flooded street in Havana, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Palm Bay officer Dustin Terkoski walks over debris from a two-story home at Palm Point Subdivision in Brevard County, Fla., after a tornado touched down on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Palm Bay officer Dustin Terkoski walks over debris from a two-story home at Palm Point Subdivision in Brevard County, Fla., after a tornado touched down on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP) ©2017 Orlando Sentinel
Residents float down a flooded street in Havana atop a large piece of styrofoam, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Residents float down a flooded street in Havana atop a large piece of styrofoam, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Debris from a second story roof is scattered over a two-block area after a possible tornado touched down at Palm Bay Point subdivision Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, as hurricane Irma made landfall in the state of Florida. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Debris from a second story roof is scattered over a two-block area after a possible tornado touched down at Palm Bay Point subdivision Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, as hurricane Irma made landfall in the state of Florida. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP) ©Orlando Sentinel
Trees blow in the wind as Hurricane Irma arrives, in Fort Myers, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Announcing itself with roaring 130 mph winds, Hurricane Irma plowed into the mostly emptied-out Florida Keys early Sunday, and is heading towards Fort Myers. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Trees blow in the wind as Hurricane Irma arrives, in Fort Myers, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Announcing itself with roaring 130 mph winds, Hurricane Irma plowed into the mostly emptied-out Florida Keys early Sunday, and is heading towards Fort Myers. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A car drives through a flooded street after Hurricane Irma passed through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A car drives through a flooded street after Hurricane Irma passed through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Water floods a street in a business district after Hurricane Irma passed through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Water floods a street in a business district after Hurricane Irma passed through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A rescue team looks for people outside a house on a flooded street in Havana, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A rescue team looks for people outside a house on a flooded street in Havana, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A fallen tree lays in a street after Hurricane Irma passed through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A fallen tree lays in a street after Hurricane Irma passed through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A street is flooded near the ocean after Hurricane Irma passed through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A street is flooded near the ocean after Hurricane Irma passed through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Electricity lines affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma hag low in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.  The storm ravaged such lush resort islands as St. Martin, St. Barts, St. Thomas, Barbuda and Anguilla. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
Electricity lines affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma hag low in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The storm ravaged such lush resort islands as St. Martin, St. Barts, St. Thomas, Barbuda and Anguilla. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06197169 A pickup truck drives through the storm surge flood waters along Brickell Avenue after the full effects of Hurricane Irma struck in Miami, Florida, USA, 10 September 2017. Many areas are under mandatory evacuation orders as Irma Florida.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
epa06197169 A pickup truck drives through the storm surge flood waters along Brickell Avenue after the full effects of Hurricane Irma struck in Miami, Florida, USA, 10 September 2017. Many areas are under mandatory evacuation orders as Irma Florida. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER ©KEYSTONE
epa06197174 Peter Moodley documents the storm surge flood waters along Brickell Avenue after the full effects of Hurricane Irma struck in Miami, Florida, USA, 10 September 2017. Many areas are under mandatory evacuation orders as Irma Florida.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
epa06197174 Peter Moodley documents the storm surge flood waters along Brickell Avenue after the full effects of Hurricane Irma struck in Miami, Florida, USA, 10 September 2017. Many areas are under mandatory evacuation orders as Irma Florida. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER ©KEYSTONE
epa06197195 A man observes the damage to his house after the passage  of the Irma hurricane in Havana, Cuba, on 10 September 2017. Severe storm surge flooding cut power and forced the evacuation of thousands of people in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa
epa06197195 A man observes the damage to his house after the passage of the Irma hurricane in Havana, Cuba, on 10 September 2017. Severe storm surge flooding cut power and forced the evacuation of thousands of people in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa ©KEYSTONE
epa06197193 People observe the damage after the pass of the Irma hurricane in Havana, Cuba, on 10 September 2017. Severe storm surge flooding cut power and forced the evacuation of thousands of people in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa
epa06197193 People observe the damage after the pass of the Irma hurricane in Havana, Cuba, on 10 September 2017. Severe storm surge flooding cut power and forced the evacuation of thousands of people in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa ©KEYSTONE
epa06197293 A handout photo made available by NASA shows a satellite image acquired by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 (GOES-13) of Hurricane Irma passing over the Florida Keys, USA, 10 September 2017. After battering Cuba and several Caribbean islands for most of a week as it crept slowly northwestward, Hurricane Irma turned north into Florida on 10 September 2017. Heavy rain and hurricane-force winds battered both the east and west coasts of southern Florida, even though the eye of the monstrous storm made landfall in the southwestern part of the state. Seas were rising with storm surges as far north as Charleston, South Carolina. Hurricane Irma made its first US landfall on Cudjoe Key, Florida, about 30 miles east of Key West on 10 September. The storm was rated as a category 4, with sustained winds of 130mph at the time. It made its second landfall at Marco Island with similarly potent winds.  EPA/NASA Earth Observatory HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06197293 A handout photo made available by NASA shows a satellite image acquired by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 (GOES-13) of Hurricane Irma passing over the Florida Keys, USA, 10 September 2017. After battering Cuba and several Caribbean islands for most of a week as it crept slowly northwestward, Hurricane Irma turned north into Florida on 10 September 2017. Heavy rain and hurricane-force winds battered both the east and west coasts of southern Florida, even though the eye of the monstrous storm made landfall in the southwestern part of the state. Seas were rising with storm surges as far north as Charleston, South Carolina. Hurricane Irma made its first US landfall on Cudjoe Key, Florida, about 30 miles east of Key West on 10 September. The storm was rated as a category 4, with sustained winds of 130mph at the time. It made its second landfall at Marco Island with similarly potent winds. EPA/NASA Earth Observatory HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
Palm trees blow in the wind near the Haulover Park Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Station at as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Palm trees blow in the wind near the Haulover Park Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Station at as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A couple floats down a flooded street in Havana atop a large piece of styrofoam, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A couple floats down a flooded street in Havana atop a large piece of styrofoam, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Residents walk on Havana's sea wall as the ocean crashes into it, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Residents walk on Havana's sea wall as the ocean crashes into it, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A boat rests on its side in what is normally six feet of water in Old Tampa Bay, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Hurricane Irma, and an unusual low tide pushed water out into the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
A boat rests on its side in what is normally six feet of water in Old Tampa Bay, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Hurricane Irma, and an unusual low tide pushed water out into the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A palm tree blows in the wind as Hurricane Irma hits in Fort Myers, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A palm tree blows in the wind as Hurricane Irma hits in Fort Myers, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Residents float down a flooded street in Havana atop a large piece of styrofoam, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Residents float down a flooded street in Havana atop a large piece of styrofoam, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Residents walk on Havana's sea wall as the ocean crashes into it, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Residents walk on Havana's sea wall as the ocean crashes into it, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A rescuer falls into a flooded street in Havana, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A rescuer falls into a flooded street in Havana, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Body surfers enter the waters of the Atlantic at Hollywood Beach, Fla., as Hurricane Irma approaches on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Body surfers enter the waters of the Atlantic at Hollywood Beach, Fla., as Hurricane Irma approaches on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) ©Sun Sentinel 2017
Recently planted palm trees lie strewn across the road as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Recently planted palm trees lie strewn across the road as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A rough surf surrounds Boynton Beach inlet in Boynton Beach, Fla. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) .
A rough surf surrounds Boynton Beach inlet in Boynton Beach, Fla. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) . ©Sun Sentinel 2016
This photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry a resident surveys the damage done by the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Dutch Caribbean St. Maarten, on Sept. 8, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
This photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry a resident surveys the damage done by the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Dutch Caribbean St. Maarten, on Sept. 8, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP) ©Mediacentrum Defensie MCD@mindef.nl Foto Gerben van Es
epa06196596 People walk in the water at a zone of the breakwater of Havana, Cuba, 10 September 2017. Severe storm surge flooding cut power and forced the evacuation of thousands of people in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa
epa06196596 People walk in the water at a zone of the breakwater of Havana, Cuba, 10 September 2017. Severe storm surge flooding cut power and forced the evacuation of thousands of people in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa ©KEYSTONE
Damaged palm fronds lay on Baie Orientale beach, after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Saint Martin, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (AP Photo/Amandine Ascensio)
Damaged palm fronds lay on Baie Orientale beach, after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Saint Martin, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (AP Photo/Amandine Ascensio) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
The winds from Hurricane Irma blow palm trees as it approaches Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
The winds from Hurricane Irma blow palm trees as it approaches Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Waves crash into El Morro after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Waves crash into El Morro after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
An American flag is torn as Hurricane Irma passes through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
An American flag is torn as Hurricane Irma passes through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Palm trees blow in the wind as Hurricane Irma passes through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Palm trees blow in the wind as Hurricane Irma passes through Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A park officer's vehicle sits in a flooded parking lot at Haulover Park as Hurricane Irma passes through the area Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A park officer's vehicle sits in a flooded parking lot at Haulover Park as Hurricane Irma passes through the area Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A floundered boat is shown at the Haulover Marine Center at Haulover Park as Hurricane Irma passes by Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A floundered boat is shown at the Haulover Marine Center at Haulover Park as Hurricane Irma passes by Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Flood waters rise around signs at the Haulover Marine Center at Haulover Park as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Flood waters rise around signs at the Haulover Marine Center at Haulover Park as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06191556 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 08 September 2017 shows damage caused by Hurrican Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, on 07 September 2017. Dutch military and civilian emergency services arrived at the island territory to help after Hurricane Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction on Sint Maarten and in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida. Sint Maarten is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the Carbbean island of Saint Martin.  EPA/GERBEN VAN ES/DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06191556 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 08 September 2017 shows damage caused by Hurrican Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, on 07 September 2017. Dutch military and civilian emergency services arrived at the island territory to help after Hurricane Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction on Sint Maarten and in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida. Sint Maarten is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the Carbbean island of Saint Martin. EPA/GERBEN VAN ES/DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Martin. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island known as St. Martin in English which is divided between French Saint-Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten. (Jonathan Falwell via AP)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Martin. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island known as St. Martin in English which is divided between French Saint-Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten. (Jonathan Falwell via AP) ©KEYSTONE
epa06190740 View of wreckage in the vicinity of the Santurce neighborhood in the aftermath of the hurricane Irma, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 07 September 2017. Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello,reported today that three people have died in events related Hurricane Irma.  EPA/Thais Llorca
epa06190740 View of wreckage in the vicinity of the Santurce neighborhood in the aftermath of the hurricane Irma, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 07 September 2017. Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello,reported today that three people have died in events related Hurricane Irma. EPA/Thais Llorca ©KEYSTONE
epa06190747 Public Works staff remove a fallen tree at the esplanade in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 07 September 2017. The Dominican Republic increased the number of provinces under red alert for hurricane Irma from 17 to 24.  EPA/Roberto Guzman
epa06190747 Public Works staff remove a fallen tree at the esplanade in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 07 September 2017. The Dominican Republic increased the number of provinces under red alert for hurricane Irma from 17 to 24. EPA/Roberto Guzman ©KEYSTONE
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in St. Martin. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island known as St. Martin in English which is divided between French Saint-Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten. (Jonathan Falwell via AP)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in St. Martin. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island known as St. Martin in English which is divided between French Saint-Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten. (Jonathan Falwell via AP) ©KEYSTONE
Girls walk on the waterfront littered with debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Nagua, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Irma is flooding parts of the Dominican Republic as it roars by just off the northern coast of the island it shares with Haiti. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Girls walk on the waterfront littered with debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Nagua, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Irma is flooding parts of the Dominican Republic as it roars by just off the northern coast of the island it shares with Haiti. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06190845 A view of a storm at the Nautical Club of San Fernando de Montecristi, Dominican Republic, 07 September 2017. The eye of Hurricane Irma moves over the Dominican north coast where strong rains have caused flooding, and will move on to Haiti during the next hours.  EPA/Luis Tavarez
epa06190845 A view of a storm at the Nautical Club of San Fernando de Montecristi, Dominican Republic, 07 September 2017. The eye of Hurricane Irma moves over the Dominican north coast where strong rains have caused flooding, and will move on to Haiti during the next hours. EPA/Luis Tavarez ©KEYSTONE
A home is surrounded by debris brought in by Hurricane Irma in Nagua, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Irma flooded parts of the Dominican Republic when it roared by Thursday, just off the northern coast of the island it shares with Haiti. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
A home is surrounded by debris brought in by Hurricane Irma in Nagua, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Irma flooded parts of the Dominican Republic when it roared by Thursday, just off the northern coast of the island it shares with Haiti. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A man begins the task of rebuilding his home after it was damaged by Hurricane Irma in Nagua, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Irma flooded parts of the Dominican Republic when it roars by Thursday, just off the northern coast of the island it shares with Haiti. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
A man begins the task of rebuilding his home after it was damaged by Hurricane Irma in Nagua, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Irma flooded parts of the Dominican Republic when it roars by Thursday, just off the northern coast of the island it shares with Haiti. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06190270 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view of the damages of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida.  EPA/GERBEN VAN ES / DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06190270 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view of the damages of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida. EPA/GERBEN VAN ES / DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 1992, file photo, rows of damaged houses sit between Homestead and Florida City, Fla., after Hurricane Andrew struck.  After a catastrophic Hurricane Andrew revealed how lax building codes had become in the country's most storm-prone state, Florida began requiring sturdier construction. Now, experts say a monstrously strong Hurricane Irma could become the most serious test of Florida's storm-worthiness since the 1992 disaster. (AP Photo/Mark Foley, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 1992, file photo, rows of damaged houses sit between Homestead and Florida City, Fla., after Hurricane Andrew struck. After a catastrophic Hurricane Andrew revealed how lax building codes had become in the country's most storm-prone state, Florida began requiring sturdier construction. Now, experts say a monstrously strong Hurricane Irma could become the most serious test of Florida's storm-worthiness since the 1992 disaster. (AP Photo/Mark Foley, File) ©AP1992
epa06191555 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 08 September 2017 shows a Dutch soldier patrolling in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, on 07 September 2017. Dutch troops arrived at the island territory to help after Hurricane Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction on Sint Maarten and in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida. Sint Maarten is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the Carbbean island of Saint Martin.  EPA/GERBEN VAN ES/DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06191555 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 08 September 2017 shows a Dutch soldier patrolling in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, on 07 September 2017. Dutch troops arrived at the island territory to help after Hurricane Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction on Sint Maarten and in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida. Sint Maarten is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the Carbbean island of Saint Martin. EPA/GERBEN VAN ES/DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, photo, damage is left after Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda. Hurricane Irma battered the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday as the fearsome Category 5 storm continued a rampage through the Caribbean that has killed a number of people, with Florida in its sights. (AP Photo/Anika E. Kentish)
In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, photo, damage is left after Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda. Hurricane Irma battered the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday as the fearsome Category 5 storm continued a rampage through the Caribbean that has killed a number of people, with Florida in its sights. (AP Photo/Anika E. Kentish) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06192094 A business owner boards up windows of a restaurant ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma in downtown Miami, Florida, USA, 08 September 2017. Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and other low-lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Irma.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
epa06192094 A business owner boards up windows of a restaurant ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma in downtown Miami, Florida, USA, 08 September 2017. Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and other low-lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Irma. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER ©KEYSTONE
A man walks along the beach at sunrise ahead of Hurricane Irma in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Coastal residents around South Florida have been ordered to evacuate as the killer storm closes in on the peninsula for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A man walks along the beach at sunrise ahead of Hurricane Irma in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Coastal residents around South Florida have been ordered to evacuate as the killer storm closes in on the peninsula for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Workers dismantle a ride at an amusement park ahead of Hurricane Irma in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. South Florida officials are expanding evacuation orders as Hurricane Irma approaches, telling more than a half-million people to seek safety inland. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Workers dismantle a ride at an amusement park ahead of Hurricane Irma in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. South Florida officials are expanding evacuation orders as Hurricane Irma approaches, telling more than a half-million people to seek safety inland. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Heavy traffic on Interstate 75 moves slowly, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Forrest Park, South of Atlanta. A massive evacuation has clogged Florida's major highways. So what they are doing is opening up the shoulders to drivers on Interstate 75 from Wildwood, where the Florida turnpike ends, to the Georgia state line. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
Heavy traffic on Interstate 75 moves slowly, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Forrest Park, South of Atlanta. A massive evacuation has clogged Florida's major highways. So what they are doing is opening up the shoulders to drivers on Interstate 75 from Wildwood, where the Florida turnpike ends, to the Georgia state line. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A message to Hurricane Irma is written on the facade of a boarded restaurant, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 in Miami Beach, Fla. The first hurricane warnings were issued for parts of southern Florida as the state braced for what could be a catastrophic hit over the weekend. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A message to Hurricane Irma is written on the facade of a boarded restaurant, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 in Miami Beach, Fla. The first hurricane warnings were issued for parts of southern Florida as the state braced for what could be a catastrophic hit over the weekend. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Mang Don Man, of Miami, attends to her seven-month-old baby Vung Vaang Nuam as they eat lunch at a Red Cross shelter set up at North Miami Beach Senior High School, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 in North Miami Beach, Fla. Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts and Floridians emptied stores of plywood and bottled water after Hurricane Irma left at least 20 people dead and thousands homeless on a devastated string of Caribbean islands and spun toward Florida for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Mang Don Man, of Miami, attends to her seven-month-old baby Vung Vaang Nuam as they eat lunch at a Red Cross shelter set up at North Miami Beach Senior High School, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 in North Miami Beach, Fla. Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts and Floridians emptied stores of plywood and bottled water after Hurricane Irma left at least 20 people dead and thousands homeless on a devastated string of Caribbean islands and spun toward Florida for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06192606 Business owners along Ocean Drive make final preparations ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 08 September 2017. A hurricane warning is now in affect for most of Florida. Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and other low-lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Irma.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
epa06192606 Business owners along Ocean Drive make final preparations ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 08 September 2017. A hurricane warning is now in affect for most of Florida. Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and other low-lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Irma. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER ©KEYSTONE
A chalkboard is decorated with messages regarding the approaching Hurricane Irma as a person reads a sign stating a restaurant is closed in Flagler Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A chalkboard is decorated with messages regarding the approaching Hurricane Irma as a person reads a sign stating a restaurant is closed in Flagler Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Sand is dumped along the dunes on Route A1A as protection ahead of Hurricane Irma in Flagler Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Sand is dumped along the dunes on Route A1A as protection ahead of Hurricane Irma in Flagler Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP) ©Mediacentrum Defensie MCD@mindef.nl Foto Gerben van Es
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP) ©Mediacentrum Defensie..MCD@mindef.nl..Foto Gerben van Es
epa06190109 People look down on a flooded street from a roof in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 07 September 2017. More than 5,500 people have been evacuated in the Dominican Republic because of the powerful category 5 hurricane Irma, which is causing rains and strong winds in the northeast of the country after leaving Puerto Rico.  EPA/Luis Tavarez
epa06190109 People look down on a flooded street from a roof in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 07 September 2017. More than 5,500 people have been evacuated in the Dominican Republic because of the powerful category 5 hurricane Irma, which is causing rains and strong winds in the northeast of the country after leaving Puerto Rico. EPA/Luis Tavarez ©KEYSTONE
A man takes a break after searching through debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. More than 1 million people in Puerto Rico are without power. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
A man takes a break after searching through debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. More than 1 million people in Puerto Rico are without power. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) ©Keystone
Shoppers wait in line for the arrival of a shipment of water during preparations for the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in Altamonte Springs, Fla.  Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida.  (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Shoppers wait in line for the arrival of a shipment of water during preparations for the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP) ©Orlando Sentinel
Waves crash against a boat near the shore as Hurricane Irma passes over Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Hurricane Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Waves crash against a boat near the shore as Hurricane Irma passes over Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Hurricane Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06190267 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view of the damages of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida.  EPA/GERBEN VAN ES / DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06190267 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view of the damages of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida. EPA/GERBEN VAN ES / DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP) ©Mediacentrum Defensie MCD@mindef.nl Foto Gerben van Es
epa06190262 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view of the damages of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida.  EPA/GERBEN VAN ES / DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06190262 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view of the damages of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida. EPA/GERBEN VAN ES / DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
Residents line up at Frost Park in Dania Beach, Fla.,  and fill up sandbags in preparation of Hurricane Irma in Dania Beach, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.   Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees on a track Thursday that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Residents line up at Frost Park in Dania Beach, Fla., and fill up sandbags in preparation of Hurricane Irma in Dania Beach, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees on a track Thursday that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) ©Sun Sentinel 2016
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
This Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP) ©Mediacentrum Defensie MCD@mindef.nl Foto Gerben van Es
epa06190443 View of wreckage in the vicinity of the Santurce neighborhood in the aftermath of the hurricane Irma, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 7 September 2017.  Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello, reported that three people have died in events related to the  passage of Hurricane Irma, while the biggest incidents that have been recorded are fallen trees and electric poles.  EPA/Thais Llorca
epa06190443 View of wreckage in the vicinity of the Santurce neighborhood in the aftermath of the hurricane Irma, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 7 September 2017. Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello, reported that three people have died in events related to the passage of Hurricane Irma, while the biggest incidents that have been recorded are fallen trees and electric poles. EPA/Thais Llorca ©KEYSTONE
epa06190425 Tourists wait for a city bus to transport them to an evacuation center ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 07 September 2017. Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and other low-lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Irma.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
epa06190425 Tourists wait for a city bus to transport them to an evacuation center ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 07 September 2017. Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and other low-lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Irma. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER ©KEYSTONE
Electrical company employees work to clear a road blocked by trees felled by Hurricane Irma, in Sanchez, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Irma flooded parts of the Dominican Republic when it roared by, just off the northern coast of the island it shares with Haiti. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Electrical company employees work to clear a road blocked by trees felled by Hurricane Irma, in Sanchez, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Irma flooded parts of the Dominican Republic when it roared by, just off the northern coast of the island it shares with Haiti. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06190699 A shopper searches the sparse water shelves at the Presidente Supermarket in the Little Haiti neighborhood ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Florida, USA, 07 September 2017. Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and other low-lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Irma.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
epa06190699 A shopper searches the sparse water shelves at the Presidente Supermarket in the Little Haiti neighborhood ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Florida, USA, 07 September 2017. Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and other low-lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Irma. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER ©KEYSTONE
epa06190703 A shopper purchases supplies at the Presidente Supermarket in the Little Haiti neighborhood ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Florida, USA, 07 September 2017. Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and other low-lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Irma.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
epa06190703 A shopper purchases supplies at the Presidente Supermarket in the Little Haiti neighborhood ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Florida, USA, 07 September 2017. Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and other low-lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Irma. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER ©KEYSTONE
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, cars are flooded near the Addicks Reservoir as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston. Tens of thousands of personal vehicles were inundated by floodwaters or smashed by wind-tossed objects, creating a huge demand for rentals that has put the cars in painfully short supply in the Houston area and across eastern Texas. Rental companies say they are bringing in more vehicles from areas including the Southeast, but the logistics problems left by Harvey could get worse as Hurricane Irma threatens Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, cars are flooded near the Addicks Reservoir as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston. Tens of thousands of personal vehicles were inundated by floodwaters or smashed by wind-tossed objects, creating a huge demand for rentals that has put the cars in painfully short supply in the Houston area and across eastern Texas. Rental companies say they are bringing in more vehicles from areas including the Southeast, but the logistics problems left by Harvey could get worse as Hurricane Irma threatens Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06188209 Citizens prepare for the imminent passage through the island of Hurricane Irma in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 06 September 2017. Puerto Rico is preparing for the arrival of the category 5 hurricane.  EPA/Thais Llorca
epa06188209 Citizens prepare for the imminent passage through the island of Hurricane Irma in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 06 September 2017. Puerto Rico is preparing for the arrival of the category 5 hurricane. EPA/Thais Llorca ©KEYSTONE
epa06188937 Social Policy Coordination Cabinet employees cover the windows of their building as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 06 September 2017. The Caribbean country is bracing for Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest recorded in the Atlantic, which will approach the northern coast of the Dominican Republic in the early hours of 07 September.  EPA/ROBERTO GUZMAN
epa06188937 Social Policy Coordination Cabinet employees cover the windows of their building as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 06 September 2017. The Caribbean country is bracing for Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest recorded in the Atlantic, which will approach the northern coast of the Dominican Republic in the early hours of 07 September. EPA/ROBERTO GUZMAN ©KEYSTONE
epa06188730 Motorists are evacuating the Florida Keys pass through Key Largo, Florida, USA, 06 September 2017. Florida governor Rick Scott has issued a state of emergency as Hurricane Irma is expected to affect Florida on 09 September. Monroe County has issued a mandatory evacuations for visitors and residents of Key West Florida  EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA
epa06188730 Motorists are evacuating the Florida Keys pass through Key Largo, Florida, USA, 06 September 2017. Florida governor Rick Scott has issued a state of emergency as Hurricane Irma is expected to affect Florida on 09 September. Monroe County has issued a mandatory evacuations for visitors and residents of Key West Florida EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA ©KEYSTONE
epa06189186 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view over the damage of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida.  EPA/Gerben van Es/DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06189186 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view over the damage of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida. EPA/Gerben van Es/DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
epa06189157 A handout photo made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 07 September 2017 shows Hurricane Irma (L) and Hurricane Jose (R) in the Atlantic Ocean on 06 September 2017. Jose strengthened into a category 1 hurricane, as Irma, a category 5 hurricane continues to move through the Caribbean, battering Barbuda, St. Martin and Puerto Rico.  EPA/NASA / LANCE Rapid Response / MO  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06189157 A handout photo made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 07 September 2017 shows Hurricane Irma (L) and Hurricane Jose (R) in the Atlantic Ocean on 06 September 2017. Jose strengthened into a category 1 hurricane, as Irma, a category 5 hurricane continues to move through the Caribbean, battering Barbuda, St. Martin and Puerto Rico. EPA/NASA / LANCE Rapid Response / MO HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
epa06189190 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view over the damage of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida.  EPA/Gerben van Es/DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06189190 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view over the damage of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida. EPA/Gerben van Es/DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
epa06189187 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view over the damage of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida.  EPA/Gerben van Es/DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06189187 A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defense on 07 September 2017 shows an aerial view over the damage of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 06 September 2017. Hurrican Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida. EPA/Gerben van Es/DUTCH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
A man walks by the waterfront as Hurricane Irma approaches Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
A man walks by the waterfront as Hurricane Irma approaches Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Hurricane Irma approaches Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Hurricane Irma approaches Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Trees fall to the ground as Hurricane Irma makes its entry into Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Trees fall to the ground as Hurricane Irma makes its entry into Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Dogs take refuge from the rain as Hurricane Irma makes its entry into Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Dogs take refuge from the rain as Hurricane Irma makes its entry into Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Hurricane Irma approaches Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Hurricane Irma approaches Samana, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06189799 A handout image made available by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing Coastal Watches/Warnings and Forecast Cone for Storm Center of the predicted path of Hurricane Irma on 07 September 2017. According to NOAA's National Hurricane Center, Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane until 09 September. An unofficial observation on Buck Island in the US Virgin Islands has recently reported sustained winds of 170kph with a gust to 210kph. Hurricane Irma, continuing its journey of destruction through the Caribbean, is heading towards the coast of Florida, USA, which could possibly hit on 10 September, media reported.  EPA/NOAA / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06189799 A handout image made available by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing Coastal Watches/Warnings and Forecast Cone for Storm Center of the predicted path of Hurricane Irma on 07 September 2017. According to NOAA's National Hurricane Center, Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane until 09 September. An unofficial observation on Buck Island in the US Virgin Islands has recently reported sustained winds of 170kph with a gust to 210kph. Hurricane Irma, continuing its journey of destruction through the Caribbean, is heading towards the coast of Florida, USA, which could possibly hit on 10 September, media reported. EPA/NOAA / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
epa06186994 A handout photo made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows a geocolor image of Hurricane Irma captured by NOAA's GOES-16 satellite as it strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane in the Central Atlantic Ocean, 05 September 2017. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days, with hurricane warning in place for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra, Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the northern border with Haiti.  EPA/NOAA HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06186994 A handout photo made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows a geocolor image of Hurricane Irma captured by NOAA's GOES-16 satellite as it strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane in the Central Atlantic Ocean, 05 September 2017. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days, with hurricane warning in place for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra, Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the northern border with Haiti. EPA/NOAA HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
epa06188209 Citizens prepare for the imminent passage through the island of Hurricane Irma in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 06 September 2017. Puerto Rico is preparing for the arrival of the category 5 hurricane.  EPA/Thais Llorca
epa06188209 Citizens prepare for the imminent passage through the island of Hurricane Irma in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 06 September 2017. Puerto Rico is preparing for the arrival of the category 5 hurricane. EPA/Thais Llorca ©KEYSTONE
epa06188206 A man is cycles down an empty street befor  the imminent passage through the island of Hurricane Irma in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 06 September 2017. Puerto Rico is preparing for the arrival of the category 5 hurricane.  EPA/Thais Llorca
epa06188206 A man is cycles down an empty street befor the imminent passage through the island of Hurricane Irma in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 06 September 2017. Puerto Rico is preparing for the arrival of the category 5 hurricane. EPA/Thais Llorca ©KEYSTONE
A child plays in a puddle in the seaside slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico's northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands. The northern parts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti could see 10 inches of rain. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A child plays in a puddle in the seaside slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico's northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands. The northern parts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti could see 10 inches of rain. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Eduardo Soriano of Miami, waits in a line since dawn to purchase plywood sheets at a Home Depot store in North Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Florida residents are preparing for the possible landfall of Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Eduardo Soriano of Miami, waits in a line since dawn to purchase plywood sheets at a Home Depot store in North Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Florida residents are preparing for the possible landfall of Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06187902 Miami residents are buying supplies to be prepared for Hurricane Irma in Miami, Florida, USA, 06 September 2017. Florida governor Rick Scott has issued a state of emergency as Hurricane is expected to affect Florida on 09 September 2017.  EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA
epa06187902 Miami residents are buying supplies to be prepared for Hurricane Irma in Miami, Florida, USA, 06 September 2017. Florida governor Rick Scott has issued a state of emergency as Hurricane is expected to affect Florida on 09 September 2017. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA ©KEYSTONE
Steve Leibowitz works on his hurricane shutter at his home as he prepares for Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Key Largo, Fla. Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record-setting force early Wednesday, shaking people in their homes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on a path toward Puerto Rico and possibly Florida by the weekend. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Steve Leibowitz works on his hurricane shutter at his home as he prepares for Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Key Largo, Fla. Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record-setting force early Wednesday, shaking people in their homes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on a path toward Puerto Rico and possibly Florida by the weekend. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06188002 Miami residents are buying supplies at a hardware store to be prepared for Hurricane Irma in Miami, Florida, USA, 06 September 2017. Florida governor Rick Scott has issued a state of emergency as Hurricane is expected to affect Florida on 09 September 2017.  EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA
epa06188002 Miami residents are buying supplies at a hardware store to be prepared for Hurricane Irma in Miami, Florida, USA, 06 September 2017. Florida governor Rick Scott has issued a state of emergency as Hurricane is expected to affect Florida on 09 September 2017. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA ©KEYSTONE
In this GOES-13 satellite image taken Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. EDT, and released by NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Hurricane Irma tracks over Saint Martin and the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida.  (NASA/NOAA GOES Project via AP)
In this GOES-13 satellite image taken Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. EDT, and released by NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Hurricane Irma tracks over Saint Martin and the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida. (NASA/NOAA GOES Project via AP) ©KEYSTONE
A man photographs the ocean before the arrival of Hurricane Irma, in luquillo, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
A man photographs the ocean before the arrival of Hurricane Irma, in luquillo, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A woman boards up a window in preparation for Hurricane Irma, in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
A woman boards up a window in preparation for Hurricane Irma, in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06188197 A handout photo made available by NOAA/NASA showing a NASA-NOAAís Suomi NPP satellite night-time image of Hurricane Irma over the Caribbean Leeward Islands at 1:35 a.m. EDT (0535 UTC) on 06 September. The US National Hurricane Center said on the forecast track, the extremely dangerous core of Irma will move over portions of the northern Virgin Islands 06 September 2017, passi9ng near or just north of Puerto Rico later in the day, and pass near or just north of the coast of the Dominican Republic 07 September 2017.  Florida's Key West area of the USA has ordered a mandatory evacuation, with Irma expected to make landfall at the weekend.  EPA/NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa06188197 A handout photo made available by NOAA/NASA showing a NASA-NOAAís Suomi NPP satellite night-time image of Hurricane Irma over the Caribbean Leeward Islands at 1:35 a.m. EDT (0535 UTC) on 06 September. The US National Hurricane Center said on the forecast track, the extremely dangerous core of Irma will move over portions of the northern Virgin Islands 06 September 2017, passi9ng near or just north of Puerto Rico later in the day, and pass near or just north of the coast of the Dominican Republic 07 September 2017. Florida's Key West area of the USA has ordered a mandatory evacuation, with Irma expected to make landfall at the weekend. EPA/NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
A fisherman removes equipment from his wooden boat as a precaution against Hurricane Irma, in the seaside slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico's northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands. The northern parts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti could see 10 inches of rain. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A fisherman removes equipment from his wooden boat as a precaution against Hurricane Irma, in the seaside slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico's northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands. The northern parts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti could see 10 inches of rain. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Shoppers wait in line for the arrival of a shipment of water during preparations for the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in Altamonte Springs, Fla.  Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida.  (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Shoppers wait in line for the arrival of a shipment of water during preparations for the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP) ©Orlando Sentinel
Traffic is seen heading North along the Florida Turnpike near Homestead, Fla.,  as tourists in the Florida Keys leave town on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico's northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands on its way to a possible hit on South Florida.  (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)
Traffic is seen heading North along the Florida Turnpike near Homestead, Fla., as tourists in the Florida Keys leave town on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico's northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands on its way to a possible hit on South Florida. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP) ©MIAMI HERALD
epa06188554 Hundreds of Canadian tourists leave the Dominican Republic ahead of Hurricane Irma at Gregorio Luperon International Airport in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, 06 September 2017. Dominican officials ordered an evacuation of vulnerable areas as category 5 Hurricane Irma moves into the area.  EPA/Luis Tavarez
epa06188554 Hundreds of Canadian tourists leave the Dominican Republic ahead of Hurricane Irma at Gregorio Luperon International Airport in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, 06 September 2017. Dominican officials ordered an evacuation of vulnerable areas as category 5 Hurricane Irma moves into the area. EPA/Luis Tavarez ©KEYSTONE
Employees of of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel board up windows as they prepare for the arrival if Hurricane Irma, in San Juan Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6 2017. Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico's northeast coast as Irma, the strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane hurricane ever measured, roared through Caribbean islands on its way to a possible hit on South Florida. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)
Employees of of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel board up windows as they prepare for the arrival if Hurricane Irma, in San Juan Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6 2017. Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico's northeast coast as Irma, the strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane hurricane ever measured, roared through Caribbean islands on its way to a possible hit on South Florida. (AP Photo/Danica Coto) ©AP