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Florida victims begin road to recovery after Hurricane Irma devastation



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Added 09-13-17 11:37:02pm EST - “Floridians are returning to their homes and businesses amid the destruction left by fierce Hurricane Irma that also ravaged several states in the southeast US and islands in the Caribbean.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Florida victims begin road to recovery after Hurricane Irma devastation”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

So far, there has been 61 confirmed deaths caused by Hurricane Irma, with 38 in the Caribbean and 23 in the US as of Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

There are still more than 3.2 million homes and businesses without power in Florida as of Wednesday at 6:00pm EST, according to the Florida State Emergency Response Team.

Florida Hurricane #Irma Power Outage Numbers as of 9/13/2017 6:00 PM ET. PDF at: https://t.co/MdtDTxRJZf#FLRespondspic.twitter.com/j6fmuKbp7O

Since Monday, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) said more than 3 million homes and businesses have had power restored, with around a third of the state still without electricity.

Florida Power & Light estimates that they will have power restored to all their customers along the east coast of the state by September 17, and for their customers along the west coast by September 22.

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