>> Hurricane Irma killing at least eight people on Saint Martin and destroying 95% of the Franco-Dutch island in the Caribbean. The Dutch Navy releasing these aerial images of widespread devastation, showing damaged houses, hotels and boats. As one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in history, Irma also reeking havoc in Antigua and Barbuda, turning roads into rivers.
On Wednesday night, the storms slamming Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, with hurricane force winds and rain. At least half of the homes and businesses there are without power, according to reports on Twitter. Reuters reporter Scott Malone is there.>> The streets of San Juan were littered with debris in Irma's path.
Downed tree limbs, signs, pieces of buildings were everywhere. Behind me, you can see an Argentinian restaurant, Chaise, that's basically surrounded with downed trees. Its owner told me that he weathered the storm in his 11th floor apartment, which he said was a frightening experience.>> The deadly hurricane churning toward Florida, expected to make landfall this weekend.
Tens of thousands of Floridians and tourists evacuating. Some swarming to Miami International Airport, where reports have surfaced of tickets being sold at exorbitant prices. Others hitting the road to escape the ugly weather. Cars lining up at gas stations all across Central Florida, stocking up on fuel in case of an emergency.
>> So I got my truck filled up and then I filled up four, five gallon gas cans for my generator.>> There was no regular people taking premium because that was the only choice.>> Am I scared? Yeah.>> Grocery stores in Florida also experiencing a shortage of supplies Thursday.
>> Really, I wasn't expecting to find water today anyways.>> And not far behind Irma is Hurricane Jose, also brewing over the Atlantic. With sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, it could eventually threaten the US mainland.