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Trump receives 'comprehensive update' on Hurricane Irma from Camp David speaking to officials from five states

President Donald Trump has released emergency federal aid for Florida, describing the hurricane as a "big monster".

Another 65 percent received some damage.

"Basically, every house in the Keys was impacted in some way or another", the FEMA chief said.

Officials permitted some residents to return to their island homes Tuesday.

"They told me there is definitely water in the downstairs apartment, which is me", said Keeney, who works as a concierge at the Hyatt hotel in Key West. Officials warned it could take weeks for electricity to be restored to everyone.

"We won't speculate on any potential impacts Hurricane Irma may have on the Florida citrus industry as the storm has not yet passed through our state", Rossiter told Fruitnet.

It's been hard to determine the extent of damage Irma caused in the Florida Keys, where communication has been hard and authorities are warning boaters and drivers to stay away.

Brad Whitworth of Texas is riding the storm out in Tavernier, Florida, just south of Key Largo.

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Powerful and devastating Hurricane Irma wobbled and lurched first through the Caribbean and then over the state of Florida the past week, leaving millions in the state without power and flooding many streets and homes.

Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers said on Monday that people had been killed in the Keys, which are a popular tourist destination and have almost 80,000 permanent residents, but she did not have specific figures.

Most outages were in Florida Power & Light's service area in the southern and eastern parts of the state.

Miami International Airport has announced it will be closed Monday and begin only limited flights on Tuesday. I just hope everybody survived. The number is now believed to have increased to 160,000 with the largest of their concentration in Miami-Fort Laura Deale area followed by Tampa and Orlando area. Each announced a limited schedule. Irma first hit the islands called the Florida Keys early Sunday, when the storm was at its greatest strength. As of 2 p.m. ET, Irma was centered about 50 miles south-southeast of Albany, Georgia, with winds up to 60 mph.

Wind gusts of almost 50 miles per hour (80 kph) were reported in the mountains, and the Blue Ridge Parkway closed Monday afternoon because of high winds, which cut off access to Mount Mitchell State Park.

In a parting blow to the state, the storm caused record flooding in the Jacksonville area. Right now, it looks the sure will be 3-5 feet above the normal tide of 8.0'.

A weakened but still risky Irma pushed inland on Monday as it hammered Florida with winds and floodwaters that created hazards even for rescuers trying to help beleaguered residents. That brings the total death toll in all areas affected by the storm to 55.

Expected to be even more unsafe than the powerful winds are the storm surges that threaten Florida's coastal cities.

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