Governor Scott: 90 percent of power restored to Florida residents

Pauline Gross
September 20, 2017

If the predictions are accurate, the damage from the 2017 season would more than double the costliest season on record in 2005, when Katrina and three other storms caused more than $143 billion in damage.

Custodians in Orange County spent Friday cleaning and transforming what were once safe places for people to ride out the storm back into places of learning.

Governor Rick Scott was back in Southwest Florida on Monday.

"The numbers are definitely higher (than usual), and we can make a clear connection to Irma on the inhalation and most, if not all, of the heat calls", Clayton said in an email to the newspaper.

One Miami friend, for example, headed first to his mother's home in Sarasota, then, as Irma shifted west toward there, headed for Alabama.

Such stories illustrate the exceeding complexity of emergency management in the face of a hurricane.

The rules, however, might have relatively little impact this hurricane season, which ends November 30.

A state spokesperson added that they hope to keep the canoe in the community where it was discovered so people can enjoy it and learn from it.

Irma knocked out power to millions of Florida residents, crippled the state's infrastructure and flooded roads, making some routes south impassable.

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For days, evacuees from the Lower and Middle Keys were turned away from a checkpoint state authorities set up near mile marker 74 on the Overseas Highway.

Hurricane Irma uncovered a piece of history from the bottom of Florida's Indian River when a dugout canoe was brought to the surface. Key Largo was right in its center. Some business are starting to re-open, but it may be a while before the city is able to welcome tourists. "I'm getting calls from all around the country from people who are interested in participating", Reed said. But this far in advance, hurricane predictions can end up being hundreds of miles off. In the case of Irma, near nonstop media attention had commenced by the time of that evacuation order. Officials say it could take several years to rebuild.

Janine Buckmaster returned to Key Largo with her two dogs. I live on stilts and on the bay side of the island.

The Florida Keys remains under boil water notice more than a week after Hurricane Irma hit the area.

The state's emergency management division reported Monday that more than 407,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity. Even if the storm had missed the Keys, their decision would have been more than justified.

Spaghetti models now show the storm heading in the general direction of the United States.

"I'm still giddy", Lathrop said of his thrilling find.

Although President Donald Trump signed a law on September 8 allocating $15.25 billion in additional disaster-relief funds to storm victims and affected areas, the measure didn't include any additional money for the flood-insurance program.

Ossman, who had been with the Florida Department of Corrections for 21 years, also was killed in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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