>> Arriving in Puerto Rico Wednesday, evacuees from storm ravaged St. Martin and the U.S. Virgin islands. Badly shaken as they recalled living through Hurricane Irma.>> We listened to 200 mile an hour winds, with gusts to 225. It's the most frightening thing I ever saw in my life, bar none.
>> St John resident, Michael Benson, is using San Juan as a stopover, before heading to Boston to stay with his wife's brother. Where the couple will begin the long process of rebuilding their lives.>> I've been fired, I've been fired by Hurricane Irma. Because my house, my business, both my vehicles, everything is gone.
Don't know if we'll ever make it back to live on Saint John again, and that breaks our heart because it was a wonderful place.>> A fellow Saint John resident expressing anger toward his local island government for doing too little to prevent the ensuing chaos.>> Our government did nothing, nothing.
People come at with machetes, offering boats and saying there's more for you, breaking into houses, hurting people.>> Irma ripped through the Caribbean as a category 5 hurricane, killing dozens and decimating housing, power lines, and communications.>> The most terrifying storm I've ever been through.>> Charles Morrison managed to leave his badly damaged hotel on St. Martin where one person was killed, to stay at a friend's nearby storm protected home.
But he is certain he'll never be back to the island, where more than 90% of the buildings have been damaged.>> The fact is that that's the end of St. Martins.