Photos show Irma's staggering destruction that left Cubans in a daze

Flooding persists in Havana, where power is out and the internet is mostly down.

ByBEN GITTLESON
September 10, 2017, 1:53 PM

— -- As Hurricane Irma hit Florida this morning, Cubans came out to assess the damage on their island and found power out and roads blocked, as well as flooding that could continue into Monday.

PHOTO: People walk through flooded streets in Havana after Hurricane Irma passed Cuba, Sept. 10, 2017.
People walk through flooded streets in Havana after Hurricane Irma passed Cuba, Sept. 10, 2017.
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PHOTO: A man swims through a flooded street in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 10, 2017.
A man swims through a flooded street in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 10, 2017.
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There were no reported fatalities but authorities warned of staggering damage to low-lying islands along the northern coast studded with all-inclusive resorts and cities, as well as farmland in central Cuba, according to The Associated Press.

PHOTO: Fallen trees block houses after Hurricane Irma barreled into Cuba, Sept. 10, 2017 in Havana, Cuba.
Fallen trees block houses after Hurricane Irma barreled into Cuba, Sept. 10, 2017 in Havana, Cuba.
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PHOTO: People wade through a flooded street after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 10, 2017.
People wade through a flooded street after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 10, 2017.
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Thousands of people rode out the storm in shelters, including cave-like, underground military bunkers.

PHOTO: A broken palm tree is seen at the seafront of Caibarien after the passage of Hurricane Irma, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
A broken palm tree is seen at the seafront of Caibarien after the passage of Hurricane Irma, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
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PHOTO: A woman holds her dog in front of her destroyed house after the Hurricane Irma, at the central city of Remedios, Cuba, Sept. 9. 2017.
A woman holds her dog in front of her destroyed house after the Hurricane Irma, at the central city of Remedios, Cuba, Sept. 9. 2017.
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PHOTO: A men cleans the front of his house after the Hurricane Irma, at the central city of Remedios, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
A men cleans the front of his house after the Hurricane Irma, at the central city of Remedios, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
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PHOTO: Workers stand near an electricity pole that was knocked down by heavy winds, ahead of the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
Workers stand near an electricity pole that was knocked down by heavy winds, ahead of the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
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PHOTO: People walk on a damaged street after the passage of Hurricane Irma in Caibarien, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
People walk on a damaged street after the passage of Hurricane Irma in Caibarien, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
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PHOTO: People are seen on a flooded street as Hurricane Irma turns toward the Florida Keys, in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
People are seen on a flooded street as Hurricane Irma turns toward the Florida Keys, in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
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PHOTO: Residents walk near downed power lines felled by Hurricane Irma, in Caibarien, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
Residents walk near downed power lines felled by Hurricane Irma, in Caibarien, Cuba, Sept. 9, 2017.
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Flooding persists in Havana, where power is out and internet is mostly down, according to an ABC News producer in Havana.

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