Americans on St. Maarten tell of Irma's devastation: 'It looked like a war zone'

ABC News' Linzie Janis talks to Americans on St. Maarten about Hurricane Irma's devastation.
1:18 | 09/10/17

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Transcript for Americans on St. Maarten tell of Irma's devastation: 'It looked like a war zone'
We have now met with and spoken with several Americans who just live through like category I Burma as it ripped through saint Maarten where they were on vacation. Those 180. Mile per hour winds their stories are harrowing and incredible they're arriving some 12100 of them. Here in San Juan Puerto Rico they've been evacuated by the US military in the State Department on these giant C 130 aircraft. He suffered many of them were on board like the morning mail out fitness professional. Was actually Skyping with GMA all the storm was ripping apart the hotel another American which was on vacation with her eighty year old mother talked about riding out the stormont hotel bathroom. It looked like hell didn't look like a war zone it. It was in what from the most beautiful resort apple. To chaos. Total destruction. A few women also talked about the dangerous days after this storm when looting began. One woman described seeing armed men wielding long swords as she described them. As they came into the hotel started stealing purses from hotel guests even beating up a woman's very terrifying situation. And many Americans still stuck their thousands in fact and these flights to evacuate them out have had to be suspended because hurricane Tuesday is moving through the area.

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