Hurricane Irma has destroyed buildings and caused major flooding on several French island territories in the Caribbean.
The four "most solid" buildings on Saint Martin, shared by France and the Netherlands, were destroyed, French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said.
Communications between Paris and Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy are down.
The category five hurricane, the highest possible level, has sustained wind speeds reaching 300km/h (185mph).
To read the article titled, "Hurricane Irma wreaks major damage in Caribbean" click here