A confluence of major storms rolled up and across the southern United States over the last two weeks. After Harvey leveled Houston the US came together to help the city get back on its feet. They didn't have long to wait before Hurricane Irma came bearing down on the coast of Florida.
Irma had already leveled entire islands through the Caribbean, and was likely going to be the most powerful storm to make landfall in decades. Though it didn't hammer Florida as hard as many people were expecting, and bracing for, that didn't make its destructive wake any less intense or eye-opening.
Here is Hurricane Irma's war-path in pictures.
A police officer surveys the remains of what appears to be part of someone's home.
A local resident walks through the flooded streets of Florida.
This trailer park was almost completely leveled when Irma passed overheard.
The ground that this house once sat on was eroded away by the pounding waves and storm surge.
This CitGO gas station was leveled by hurricane winds, luckily the tanks didn't explode due to the damage.
Kids playing around a massive, uprooted tree. Who knows how strong the winds needed to be to rip this ancient tree, roots and all.
That is a boat on the side of a road. Anything that Irma picked up, she tossed wherever she wanted.
More severe flooding.
We are wishing all of Florida a speedy recovery as you begin to rebuild and heal.