Storm packs a punch in Florida, Georgia
Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm early Monday after it barreled into Florida on Sunday, crashing through the Florida Keys before making a second landfall near Naples on the Gulf Coast and setting a course for Georgia. It flooded streets, snapped construction cranes and left 58% of Florida electricity customers without power — about 5.8 million accounts — according to Florida’s State Emergency Response Team. At least five deaths in Florida were attributed to Irma, according to ABC News. The storm also killed at least 20 people in the Caribbean since roaring out of the Atlantic Ocean.
April McCausland looks over the damage to her home at Naples Estates trailer park in East Naples on Monday.
Energy workers from Michigan begin work to help restore power in Miami, where police were escorting repair convoys.
The Savannah River spills onto downtown River Street. Hundreds of thousands of homes in Georgia were without power.