The devastation caused by Hurricane Irma has left a Caribbean island uninhabited by civilisation ‘for the first time in 300 years’.

All of Barbuda’s 1,800 residents have been evacuated and more than 95 per cent of its structures have been damaged after the ferocious storm hit its shores last week.

The Category 5 hurricane battered the Caribbean with winds of up to 185mph leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Photos of Barbuda Before the Hurricane:

After the hurricane: