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Only On 8: Helping Hurricane Irma's victims in the Florida Keys

Only On 8: Helping Hurricane Irma's victims in the Florida Keys

"They replaced multiple broken poles, mostly in alleys or backyards". "And we don't have shelters right now".

The Keys in Monroe County was among the hardest hit and is still recovering from the devastation.

Martin says with help of student body president Jalisa White and others, "we've got a solution that ought to be acceptable to the vast majority". They also announced plans to let the same groups have access all the way to Key West starting at 7 a.m. Sunday. From the Lower Florida Keys to St. Augustine, the Gulf Coast across to I-95, it triggered the largest evacuation in Florida and left large swaths of the state without power for days.

In Sarasota County, Fla., over 100,000 Florida Power & Light customers were without power on September 12, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Almost a week after Irma tore through the state, Floridians are slowly returning to find ruins in some of the hardest-hit areas. Utility companies are working to restore power to the battered Keys. As Irma approached South Florida, he evacuated north to Wisconsin.

Seventy percent of critical facilities have power in the Upper Keys as of Saturday afternoon, according to the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association, which provides service from Key Largo to Marathon. Multiple islands remain off-limits to residents.

But before getting to the back of the bus, the inmate opened an emergency window and leaped out somewhere in Palm Beach County.

"Every facility that is charged with caring for patients must take every action and precaution to keep their patients safe - especially patients that are in poor health", Scott said.

"It is the law to notify the DHR (a gentle reminder, this belongs to the people of Florida, and hopefully will be preserved and exhibited in the future) Thank you all for your interest!"

In the Lower Keys and Key West, it remains dusk to dawn.

"They're our citizens. they're our countrymen in Key West and we want to help them in any way we can", said another pilot, Steve Purello.

'But we want our residents and business owners to come back to rebuild their lives, their livelihoods and our economy.

Many housing economists also believe the storms will disrupt the home construction industry by drawing workers out of other areas, plus there could be a spike in the cost of construction materials.

"You don't see it from the street like you see it from the air". Authorities said the deaths were likely heat-related. The hardest-hit states included Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and SC.


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