Damp, dark and disarrayed, Florida tackles Irma’s aftermath
- 12 Sep 2017 at 12:13
- WRITER: NEW YORK TIMES
Jose Dominguez Sr cleans up debris following Hurricane Irma in North Miami, Florida, on Monday. (Kevin Hagen/The New York Times photo)
Florida emerged from Hurricane Irma on Monday as a landscape of blacked-out cities, shuttered gas stations, shattered trees and flooded streets, while the now-weakened storm kept sweeping northward.
Major streets remained underwater in cities from Miami to Jacksonville, with even more roads snarled by debris. As many as 9 million Floridians lost electricity at some point during the storm, and the chief executive of a major utility, Florida Power & Light, said that it could take weeks to restore full service.