"It wasn't supposed to be like this", CNN correspondent Sara Sidner said from Daytona Beach.
That's because numerous islands are now inaccessible. Although the storm has long since departed the Keys, some of the islands are so devastated - mainly, Key Largo, which is blocking access to those Keys further west - that Florida authorities refuse to allow residents to reenter.
Officials warned it could take weeks for electricity to be restored to everyone.
The third fatality was confirmed in Orange County when a person driving a Cadillac SUV hit a guardrail on southbound State Road 417.
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The Treasury secretary did hesitate about cutting the tax rate to 15 percent, which President Trump has said would be his goal. "And what's more important is making sure we have a competitive field".
Irma is moving toward the north-northwest near 17 miles per hour, and a turn toward the northwest is expected by Tuesday morning. Storm surges also swamped some coastal areas in Georgia and SC.
Miami's streets turned into rushing rivers, as storm surge alerts were in place throughout much of the state.
Two tornadoes touched down in Brevard County, on the Atlantic Coast; Miami's major airport sustained damage and remained closed; and storm surges and additional flooding were expected on the Gulf Coast.
But that doesn't mean Floridians should try to go back home.
"Now we just begin the rebuilding process" Curry said Tuesday morning. He also described downed power lines and other debris.
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Police say his panicked parents called 911 after the toddler and his 5-year-old brother were last seen Sunday in their backyard. Sharon police were at Gammon's home on Lafayette Avenue later Monday carrying out a search warrant.
Some 6.3 million people in the state were told to evacuate before Irma arrived. But Shiveley said the water never crested over the city's barriers.
The National Weather Service said Irma will leave behind cloudy, cool weather with occasional showers today in north and central Alabama. It has weakened into a post-tropical cyclone and was expected to further fizzle out throughout the day, bringing "generally moderate rain" to a wide area of the Southeast and Tennessee and OH valleys, according to the National Weather Service.
And in Alabama, some city school districts including Birmingham, Huntsville and Auburn planned to close Monday and in some cases Tuesday.
Flooding from Hurricane Irma is seen in Viera, Fla., on Monday.
Cuban officials say at least 10 people were killed by the storm there.
Kenyatta threatens to impeach Odinga
The Opposition legislators who threatened to keep off President Kenyatta's address questioned his mandate in the face of the repeat presidential election on October 17.
More than 660,000 Tampa Bay homes and businesses were without power overnight as 70- to 85-mph winds hit the region, with gusts approaching triple digits.