Deaths in Florida Keys takes Irma's death toll to 61

"The center of Irma will move into southwestern Georgia later today, and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning", the National Hurricane Center said.

Logistical issues such as power outages, flooding and road closures are affecting adjusters' ability to reach properties in Southwest Florida, he said. Irma ultimately spent 78 hours as a Category five, the longest in 85 years for Atlantic hurricanes.

After days of destruction, Irma - the first Category 4 landfall in Florida since 2004 - has dissipated.

Irma wreaked total devastation in parts of the Caribbean, where at least 43 people have died.

As of Wednesday roughly 7% of the utility's customers, situated between Key West and Big Pine Key, had power.

Rear Adm. Peter Brown described "significant house damage", trailer homes "heavily damaged" and "a number of boats that had been tossed about, some still on water and some thrown up on land". "Not out", Jacksonville's website warned residents. There's no stores. There's no electricity. Her building manager told her about flooding there, but further updates were hard to come by because of limited phone service.

"Let the first responders.do their job, and y'all can come back later".

Expected to be even more risky than the powerful winds are the storm surges that threaten Florida's coastal cities.

"People who bag your groceries when you're on vacation - the bus drivers, hotel cleaners, cooks and dishwashers - they're already living beyond paycheck to paycheck", said Stephanie Kaple, who runs an organization that helps the homeless in the Keys.

Those on the west coast, where Hurricane Irma made landfall, will likely have power restored by September 22, according to the company.

"The industry's Irma response is one of the largest and most complex power restoration efforts in USA history", said Tom Kuhn of the Edison Electric Institute, a lobbying group that represents all US investor-owned electric companies.

Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long said that preliminary estimates suggested that 25 percent of the homes in the Keys were destroyed and 65 percent sustained major damage. They include homes, organizations and businesses. Georgia: Almost 700,000 customers are in the dark, according to Georgia Power and Georgia EMC.

Irma is expected to drop 2 to 5 inches of rain across SC and northern portions of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Three air ambulances are expected to return to Monroe County from Alabama on Tuesday.

"Since much of Florida's gasoline delivery occurs via barge, all eyes will remain on port conditions as the storm passes", said Jeanette Casselano, a spokesperson for AAA, adding that power outages, impassable roads and debris are hindering efforts to refuel Florida stations. The damage in his city and in his neighborhood on Cudjoe Key didn't match those dire numbers, he said.

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"Basically every house in the Keys has been impacted some way or another", Long told a news conference. Americans make up the bulk of Key West's estimated 2.25 million annual visitors, but the city also attracts Canadians, Germans and the British.

Two food and water distribution centers have been set up in Key West.

The mood is tense in the mostly deserted parking lot of the Homestead-Miami Speedway - police are diverting people who are trying to get back to the Keys there to avoid traffic from building up at a nearby roadblock.

"We're a low lying area, a city on the water with 100-year-old infrastructure and 2017 growth patterns", he said.

Schweiss evacuated to Orlando during the hurricane and then drove back south to try to get back to his home.

A fallen tree toppled by Hurricane Irma blocks a street in downtown Miami.

Hurricane Irma killed eight people in the Keys, Monroe County authorities said on Wednesday.

SC had two deaths. They can also check online to see whether the contractor they've hired is licenced.

Georgia had three deaths. With wind gusts reaching 70 miles per hour, officials ordered a daytime curfew for the 112,000 residents of Lowndes County, which includes Valdosta. In Sandy Springs, a man died while lying in bed after a large tree broke and fell on his home, the Sandy Springs Mayor said.

While the Keys have an exhaustive recovery ahead, signs of normalcy will pop up Tuesday elsewhere in Florida.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport remains open but the weather could affect operations Monday.

But the Florida Legislature established an annual deductible in 2004 after four hurricanes struck the state and many homeowners were forced to pay more than one deductible.

Last month, Hurricane Harvey devastated much of coastal Texas and killed more than 70 people.


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