Hurricane Irma has officially reached category five status with South Florida residents waking up to a monster on Sunday morning.
Making landfall in the Florida Keys, video footage and photos were captured chronicling the devastating damage that included massive trees hurling into the streets, power outages and, most noticeably, the rising floods that pervaded the highways.
According to CNN, the National Hurricane Center declared that Irma will remain this level of intensity as it heads to the northern parts of the state, along the Gulf Coast.
Take a look at some video footage showcasing the heartbreaking damage that's been done, thus far.
The downtown area of Miami has been fully flooded, with the torrential rains bending trees.
In another unfortunate clip, store owners can be seen looking at the devastation from inside their properties as the water levels rise to incredible levels outside of their doors:
The rains have been so strong that a massive crane was knocked over. Luckily no one was hurt in the incident:
This final clip shows the heavy gusts and rains pushing over massive trees:
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(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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