Caibarién, Cuba (CNN)Packing life-threatening winds, provoking massive storm surge and causing a host of rainfall dangers, Hurricane Irma slammed northern Cuba on Saturday, continuing to plod a path of devastation through the Caribbean en route to the US state of Florida.
CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reported from Caibarien and Laura Smith-Spark wrote from London. CNN’s Joe Sterling, Mariano Castillo, Daniel Silva Fernandez and Eva Tapiero contributed to this report.