Irma leaves 6.2 million without power in Florida


Seventy-eight percent of tropical storm days and 96 percent of major hurricane days happen during this time.

In Georgia, utilities reported nearly 390,000 customers without power. "We've got roads that are impassable, so everybody's got to be patient as we work through this". On Tybee Island east of Savannah, City Manager Shawn Gillen said waters were receding quickly, but numerous 3,000 residents' homes were flooded.

AccuWeather extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer captured Irma's wrath as the storm hit Key West, Florida, and what it looked like after the hurricane.

Downed power lines: There are many power lines down, Bowden said, and the main power pole off the island also went down in the storm.

He said there is "devastation" and he hopes everyone who stayed behind survived Hurricane Irma.

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The islands of the Florida Keys and western parts of the state bore the brunt of the category-four hurricane.

Rick Scott said Monday he flew over the Keys and saw a lot of flood damage and boats that had washed ashore.

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is cautioning commuters this morning, as many area roads were left flooded over night.

Monday, emergency management was still on a level 1 activation.

Irma, now weakened to a tropical depression, pounded the Southeast Monday, killing at least three people in Georgia, flooding the coast, sending trees crashing onto homes and forcing the world's busiest airport in Atlanta to cancel hundreds of flights. Georgia: More than 1.3 million customers, according to Georgia Power and Georgia EMC.

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As morning broke, he couldn't open the electric shutters to see outside.

A vehicle is seen in a flooded street in Miami, Florida. SC: A 57-year-old SC man was fatally hit by a falling tree limb during the storm, Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley told CNN. Check out our most powerful photographs.

"Don't drive over down power lines, into standing or moving water, and make sure you have a good spare tire", a representative said. In a parting shot at Florida, Irma triggered severe street flooding Monday in the state's northeast city of Jacksonville and the central city of Orlando.

The hurricane was responsible for at least 26 deaths, including 10 in Cuba, as it passed through Caribbean island nations.

At 9 a.m., more than 200,000 people were in 587 shelters across the state.

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Recovery operations are beginning around Florida and beyond even as the weakening storm system continues to dump heavy rains around the South in states including Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. Irma had affected all 35 counties within the company's territory.