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The Associated Press reports that while the death toll numbers in the dozens for the Caribbean islands, we still don't know how much damage the hurricane has caused in Florida.

The death toll from Irma now stands at 40, mainly from the Caribbean.

US President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and their cabinet were briefed on Hurricanes Irma and Jose, with Trump warning on Twitter that "this is a storm of enormous destructive power".

Rivers throughout Jacksonville overflowed, damaging homes and businesses, as strong winds covered roads with debris.

Warnings of risky storm surges remained in effect through vast swaths of peninsula Florida, where more than six million people had been ordered to flee Irma in one of the biggest evacuations in USA history.

But that doesn't mean Floridians should try to go back home. We have downed power lines all across the state.




But when it came to the west coast of the peninsula, the storm was not as destructive as some had originally feared, Scott said. Some 6.3 million people were instructed to evacuate in Florida alone, according to The Telegraph.

Irma is now moving away from the coast of Cuba and is making landfall on the Florida Keys, which forms the southernmost portion of the state. When Irma finally arrived, it shifted to the east. Buckhorn said he "realized that the gods were smiling" on the city when dawn broke. Tropical storm conditions are possible on the Treasure Coast throughout the day Monday with showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

As residents awaken to assess the damage left by Hurricane Irma, the weakening storm continues northwest with winds of 65 miles per hour. "Best word I could say is war zone", he said on Twitter.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has already declared a state emergency for all 159 counties as Irma barrels toward the state.

This is the first year on record that the continental United States has had two Category 4 hurricane landfalls in the same year.

Irma registered as a major hurricane for 8.5 days, the second most in the satellite era (since 1966), trailing only Ivan in 2004.

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