PHOTOS: Hurricane Irma's impact on the Caribbean

Rescue staff from the Municipal Emergency Management Agency investigate an empty flooded during the passage of Hurricane Irma through the northeastern part of the island in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Hurricane Irma lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm.(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

The photo gallery above contains photos from the Associated Press and other sources showing conditions in the Caribbean created by Hurricane Irma. A category 5 storm as of Thursday morning, the hurricane is expected to take a turn to the northeast and will impact the Carolinas in some way.

CLICK HERE to view the latest information we have on the storm and what local officials are doing to prepare.

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