Lights out of Empire State Building in New York to mourn the victims of Erma

The lights of the famous Empire State Building in New York were extinguished on Tuesday in remembrance of the victims of hurricane Erma, which ravaged the Caribbean and southeastern United States.

The force of Erma, one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, fell into a tropical depression on Monday, but the number of victims exceeded 50.

After the destruction of a number of Caribbean islands and the deaths of some 40 people, Erma caused flooding in parts of Florida and at least 18 people died.