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Beach cam provides glimpse of Irma's power and fury

Maho Beach is a well-known spot on the Caribbean island of St. Martin. Tourists often gather there to get up close and personal views of airliners landing and taking off from Princess Juliana Airport.

A webcam on the beach captured a glimpse of the power and fury of Hurricane Irma as it made landfall on the island. The camera was destroyed and only about a minute of footage was captured but it's enough to get an idea of what a Category 5 hurricane is capable of when it comes to destruction.

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Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›