Newly released satellite photos show the destruction on the islands of Tinian and Saipan after Super Typhoon Yutu, the strongest storm to hit the U.S. since 1935. The islands are part of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and are in the same island chain as Guam.

Drag the red arrows to the right to see how the powerful storm changed the landscapes of the islands in before and after picture.

The village of San Jose on Tinian before and after Super Typhoon Yutu. The eye of the storm encompassed the entire island of Tinian for as long as half an hour, according to a meteorologist at the National Weather Service on Guam. (Courtesy of DigitalGlobe, A Maxar Company)

Another view of the village of San Jose on Tinian. The island is best known as the site where the Enola Gay took off to bomb Hiroshima. About 3,000 people who live on the island are mostly indigenous Pacific Islanders and immigrants from Asia. In the aftermath of the storm, the island lacks water, electricity and fuel. (Courtesy of DigitalGlobe, A Maxar Company)

These photos show the Saipan International Airport. Commercial flights just resumed on the island of Saipan. The southern side of the island was the hardest hit by the storm. The Associated Press reported South Korea sent planes to rescue its tourists in the aftermath. (Courtesy of DigitalGlobe, A Maxar Company)

This photo shows a close-up of homes on Tinian. Hundreds of people are homeless in the aftermath of Typhoon Yutu. There is no ferry to Tinian and the commuter airport on Saipan was heavily damaged so it is not easy for residents to get off the island. (Courtesy of DigitalGlobe, A Maxar Company)

These pictures illustrate the southwestern side of Saipan, which was in the eye of Super Typhoon Yutu for about 10 minutes. Hotels and homes were destroyed and more than 1,000 sought shelter in the aftermath of the storm. At least one woman was killed. (Courtesy of DigitalGlobe, A Maxar Company)

This close-up of the southwestern shore on Saipan shows how entire buildings were destroyed by the force of Super Typhoon Yutu. Residents described concrete homes shaking and several said it was the first time they had ever feared for their lives in this storm-prone region. (Courtesy of DigitalGlobe, A Maxar Company)

Click here to see more photos of the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yutu or read about how vulnerable Oahu is to a massive storm.

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