[viaThe first videos have surfaced of now Category 5 Hurricane Irma striking the Caribbean islands.

As gun confiscation begins in the US territory of the Virgin Islands, islands further East are receiving the first blow.

The hurricane is up to a raging 185 mph, first striking the islands of Barbuda and Sint Maarten. A 36 hour curfew has been imposed, and residents are stocking up on supplies, trying to reach a safe place.

Here is the footage:

Sint Maarten


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