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6.5 million homes without power in Florida

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 6:36 PM
The sides of a boat storage building at Jupiter Pointe Marina in Tequesta, Florida display Hurricane Irma damage Monday, Sept. 11.

About 6.5 million homes in Florida are without power after Hurricane Irma cut a ferocious path through the state.

Relief operations are under way and engineers are working to restore power, but many areas remain stranded.

The islands of the Florida Keys and western parts of the US state bore the brunt of the category-four hurricane.

Irma hit Florida yesterday, before weakening to a tropical storm as it moved north to Georgia today.

Florida Governor Rick Scott told a new conference today that damage from Irma is extensive.