This is the destruction Irma left behind in Florida

This is the destruction Irma left behind in Florida

This is the destruction Irma left behind in Florida

"We all sort of scattered around the country when we evacuated, so we're trying to stay in touch, " said Suzanne Trottier, who left her Key West, Florida, home for Virginia nearly a week ago ahead of Irma.

Irma is moving north-northwest at 18 miles per hour with a minimum central pressure of 970 mb.

- Two tornadoes touched down in Brevard County, Florida, destroying mobile homes in their path, officials said. Meanwhile, authorities have sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to Florida to assist in search-and-rescue operations amid reports of devastation in the Keys, which felt Irma's full fury when it blew ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane. Cities as far inland as Atlanta are under a tropical storm watch Monday and Tuesday.

Flash floods hit downtown Charleston, South Carolina, while almost 1 million people in Georgia lost power as the storm thumped the coast. "Do continue to stay updated on the weather in your area, and do make sure to have a plan if weather conditions worsen".

Some 166,000 people in Georgia, including more than 17,000 in the city of Savannah, lost power as the outer bands of the storm lashed the state.

All of Irma's rain means there is also a storm surge warning in effect, with up to 3 feet of water above ground in surge-prone areas. The National Hurricane Centre said it expected the storm's centre to remain inland over Florida and then move into Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee where heavy rain and possible flash floods will be a major concern.

"This is going to be a very, very lengthy restoration, arguably the most lengthy restoration and most complex in USA history", he said, asking that customers be patient.

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday the president also spoke with the governors of Alabama, Georgia and SC.

As of about noon, six of 42 bridges in the Keys had been inspected by the Florida Deptartment of Transportation, and none had been cleared of debris and downed power lines enough to be re-opened to vehicles.

Meteorologist Richard Rude said the risk for storm surge could be highest later this morning and afternoon.

The storm did some $20 billion to $40 billion in damage to insured property as it tore through Florida, catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimated.

"You're on your own until we can actually get in there and it's safe", he told CNN. Hundreds of thousands of people spent the night in emergency shelters.

Florida emergency officials said more than 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida were without power Monday morning.

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