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This is the destruction Irma left behind in Florida

12 September 2017, 09:42 | Christie Tate

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"Right now, we are anxious about lives, not cost", Trump said after returning from Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland where he monitored the storm and met with his Cabinet.

Hurricane Irma weakened from a Category 5 and hit the Keys on Sunday as a Category 4 storm.

He also spoke before state and local officials had begun to assess the damage.

Ward says between 400 and 500 homes received severe flood damage but there have been no serious injuries or deaths. "Don't go out and play in it", he said.

The storm made landfall in the continental United States on Sunday after ripping through the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm late last week.

"We went to Home Depot and Lowe's just to get plywood and water", she said. "That is the kind of spirit that is going on here in Florida".

CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said the severity of the storm surge depended on which side of the storm Tampa was on.

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Forecast models had anticipated Irma turning north earlier than it did, Jones said. He thanked FEMA and the Homeland Security Department, which oversees the agency, for their efforts, and encouraged officials to also stay focused on the post-Harvey recovery.

That risk extended to the coast of Georgia and parts of SC.

The center of Irma should move near or over the southwest and west coast of the Florida Peninsula later Sunday through Sunday tonight.

Speaking at a ceremony at the Pentagon to mark the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, president Donald Trump pledged the full resources of the federal government to help those affected by the recent flooding.

Honig said he doesn't know when or at what level the storm surge will stop. "I think the issue will be the power issues and the magnitude of the power issues", Buckhorn said, adding that he's hopeful that process will take days, not weeks.

Before Jose's slight weakening, the Atlantic had two hurricanes with winds of more than 150 miles per hour at the same time for the first time on record, Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach said Friday. "No cell service in at least the lower and middle Keys", said Bill South of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Scott has called up and sent out 7,000 National Guardsmen across the state, some of whom have been dispatched to the more than 400 shelters that have been set up.



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