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Irma's wrath leaves Florida Keys reeling with onerous recovery ahead

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MIAMI - Thousands of Florida Keys homes might be destroyed. There's no power, phone service or safe drinking water. Thousands might have to be evacuated. And the island chain's economy is at risk. The Conch Republic is reeling more than anywhere else in Florida after Hurricane Irma. And it could get worse. “Five or six days without electricity, without water and without fuel to get out. It's going to start to get a little hairy,” said U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio , who toured the Keys after the storm made landfall Sunday in the Lower Keys. “You're really alone down there.” With September mortgage...
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At least 5 dead at Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma

At least 5 dead at Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma's devastation continues to affect Floridians, now leaving five people dead at a nursing home.
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Hurricane Irma: About 10 Million People Are Still Without Power

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About 5 million customers, or about 10 million people, were without power on Wednesday morning in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas after Hurricane Irma, down from a peak of over 7.8 million customers on Monday, local utilities said.
Most of the remaining outages were in Florida Power & Light's service area in the southern and eastern parts of the state. FPL, the state's biggest power company, said about 2.5 million had no power Wednesday morning, down from a peak of over 3.6 million on Monday.
NextEra Energy -owned FPL, which serves nearly 5 million homes and businesses, expects to...
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Post-Irma Florida: Scenes of wreckage mix with signs of hope

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LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. - Parts of Florida inched back toward normalcy on Wednesday with workers restoring power, clearing roads and replenishing gas supplies, even as scenes of destruction emerged from southernmost islands and new dangers emerged for residents without electricity.
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Death toll grows to 12 in Florida from Hurricane Irma

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Parts of Florida inched back toward normal with workers restoring power, clearing roads and replenishing gas supplies, even as teams scoured the state's southernmost islands and authorities warned of mass devastation.
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Irma leaves 63,000 customers without power in South Carolina

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The cleanup effort continues in South Carolina after rain, wind, and flooding prompted by Hurricane Irma Utilities South Carolina reported more than 63,000 customers were without service Wednesday morning. Duke...
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Florida faces days without power with temps in 90s after deadly Irma

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Hurricane Irma may be gone, but days of darkness and devastation are just beginning in Florida. Residents could go for days without power after the storm uprooted homes, trees and power lines, leaving 4.4 million customers without electricity statewide in simmering temperatures, officials said. “Temperatures will be around 90 for many, especially central and southern Florida for the next several days,” CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said. “High humidity will make it feel like the low to mid-90s. While it isn't [...]
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