Damage assessments begin in Florida after Irma

Irma ravaged the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane this weekend, and now relief efforts begin.

“Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada near the mainland were allowed to return for their first glimpse of the damage Tuesday morning,” according to the Associated Press.

About 120 miles north of the Keys, Bonita Springs residents returned to significant flooding and fallen trees as shown in this video by the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, in Jacksonville, 365 people have been rescued as of Monday and Jacksonville’s Sheriff’s Office had some words for them.

The Sheriff’s Office announced that bridges that lead to downtown Jacksonville have been reopened Monday morning, but advised motorists to exercise caution.

According to the Associated Press, 13 million Florida residents did not have electricity at some point during the storm and six Floridians are dead.

Irma killed three people in Georgia and one in South Carolina.

The Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station, 911th Airlift Wing at Pittsburgh International Airport, is among the hundreds of organizations heading to Florida to support relief efforts.

Florida Governor Rick Scott teamed up with the Florida National Guard to assess storm damage.

In this video , courtesy of TIME, you can see the extensive damage across the state of Florida.

 

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