Are tolls still suspended in Florida after the worst of Hurricane Irma?

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Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record before it arrived in the United States, killed 43 people in its rampage through the Caribbean and at least 12 in Florida, Georgia and SC. "This is why we ask people to leave".

Two days after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys, we're seeing just how badly the island chain was devastated by the massive storm. He said no serious damage had been discovered, but that engineers were being cautious in determining how much weight the spans could carry.

In Miami, which saw winds up to 99 miles per hour, resident Joe Kiener said he has endured multiple hurricanes in the Caribbean but had never experienced a storm as brutal as Irma. It forced evacuation orders for millions of people - many of whom are now facing the task of rebuilding and repairing their homes.

Key West resident Laura Keeney waited in a Miami hotel until it was safe to return home, and she was anxious to hear more about her apartment complex.

The Lower Keys are still not accessible to the residents as work is still being done to ensure the safety of the area.

Two people - a sheriff's deputy and a corrections officer - died from a two-car crash in the rain in Hardee County, which is about 60 miles inland from Sarasota, officials said.

County Manager Jim Dinneen said complete restoration of power is going to take time.

The state has the largest percentage of residents who are 65 or older - 19.1% - the Pew Research Center said in 2014, citing census figures.

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Cities and towns throughout the state were still dealing with widespread power outages.

Alabama: 23,000 customers were without power, according to Alabama Power.Florida: 6.2 million customers, according to Floridadisaster.org. As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, FPL had restored power to 55% of their Volusia customers.

Further north in downtown Miami, three crane towers were completely destroyed.

"We face a long and challenging road ahead, but. our federal, state, tribal and local partners will continue to stand with the people affected by the storm", Duke said in a message to storm-weary residents of the southern United States.

After flying over the Keys Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott described overturned mobile homes, washed-ashore boats and flood damage. County officials placed a roadblock around Mile Marker 74 just before Sea Oates Beach, but said crews were working to restore US 1 as quickly as possible.

The storm wiped out power to the Keys, but crews are quickly working to restore services.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal urged residents on Monday to remain sheltered until the storm had definitively passed.

In the Jacksonville area, close to the Georgia line, storm surge brought some of the worst flooding ever seen there, with at least 46 people pulled from swamped homes. "For many people, supplies are running low and anxiety is running high", a statement from Monroe County officials said. The men listened to the unnerving whistling of the wind, the snaps and cracks of trees giving out and transformer explosions. For 15 years, I've lived here and it's just, you know, in one moment it's gone.

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