Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Nearly 4.5 million without power in Florida

Nearly 4.5 million without power in Florida

Ten people are dead in the United States and 35 have been killed in the Caribbean in the wake of the storm.

Meanwhile, a boat that became a coastal SC icon when Hurricane Hugo washed it 2 miles onshore in 1989 now has been relocated by tropical storm Irma.

A tree is seen after being toppled by strong wind after Hurricane Irma swept through the area, in Miami, Florida, the United States, on September 11, 2017.

The storm gradually lost strength, weakening to a tropical storm on Monday morning as it moved towards southern Georgia, the National Hurricane Center said.

Irma caused widespread destruction in the Caribbean before it made landfall in Florida, according to AP. He said he doesn't know whether the water would have crested had the water not receded.

Then, Irma shifted west and headed toward the other side of the Florida peninsula.

The figure represents nearly 60% of the state's electricity users, who were still experiencing power outage as of 9 p.m. EDT Monday, according to the state's Division of Emergency Management. The Florida cities of Jacksonville and Orlando were especially hard-hit by floodwaters.

The storm, located about 5 miles west of Columbus, Georgia, is still bringing heavy rain to the U.S. Southeast on Monday night. "We have to wait till all the elements pass through", he said.

Power outages from Hurricane Irma in Florida and nearby states declined to about 6.9 million customers on Tuesday from a peak over 7.4 million late Monday as utilities organized one of the biggest restoration efforts in USA history. Authorities in Georgia said Monday that at least two people had died due to Irma.

Communication has been cut to some of the Keys, AP reports.

Ocean waters around the Keys were filled with hazards, including sunken boats, AP said.

"I just hope everybody survived", Scott said after flying over the archipelago Monday.

The water had returned to Long Island by Saturday, The Washington Post reported. The National Guard also has arrived in the island chain amid official fears that a humanitarian crisis may be developing in the stricken region.

Miami International Airport, one of the busiest in the country, halted passenger flights through at least Monday. American Airlines said flights in Miami, where it has a huge base, were expected to resume on Tuesday.

The exact whereabouts of the building are unknown, although Reddit users have pegged it to midtown Miami, according to People.

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