As the storm bears down on the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and other Caribbean islands, people trapped and waiting for the storm are taking to Facebook Live to show people what it looks like just before, during and after the storm.
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Jaiidon Joseph Saintage told the several hundred people viewing his stream that this is his home, and he’s getting ready for the storm in what appears to be the Turks and Caicos islands, which is directly in this powerful storm’s path. Jaiidon says the winds are getting stronger, and half kiddingly tells the audience that he will “probably get blown away” by the storm. Watch his feed live:
Posted by Jaiidon Joseph Saintage on Thursday, September 7, 2017
You can see from this ABC News radar screen that he is directly in harms way.
We're tracking Hurricane #Irma – what may be the biggest Atlantic storm in a decade – as it makes its way towards the U.S. abcnews.com/weather
Posted by ABC News on Thursday, September 7, 2017
Another local news station in the Dominican Republic, covering the storm:
¡Cobertura minuto a minuto! Continuamos dándole seguimiento a la trayectoria del huracán Irma. Sintoniza #NoticiasSIN #PrimeraEmisión.
Posted by Noticias SIN on Thursday, September 7, 2017
In the Dominican Republic, local newspaper outlet Listín Diario is checking out the coastline as the storm approaches. Over 2,000 people were streaming at any given time as the videographer surveyed the scene. The video description roughly translated says it’s taking place on the coast of Nagua:
EN VIVO: La costa de Nagua, en María Trinidad Sánchez, por huracán Irma.
Posted by Listín Diario on Thursday, September 7, 2017
Here’s a video from the island of Gustavia, which appears to have taken a pretty good hit from Irma, with many buildings in this video seemingly pummeled and busted up:
Posted by Greg Gos on Thursday, September 7, 2017
We’ll be adding more Facebook live videos as we find them. You can scour around to see when they pop up by clicking HERE.