Hurricane Irma aftermath: Category 5 storm leaves a trail of destruction in Florida

1/5Hurricane Irma after thrashing several Caribbean islands for much of last week, battered Florida on Tuesday, causing flooding and outages that spanned the state. Reuters

Hurricane Irma after thrashing several Caribbean islands for much of last week, battered Florida on Tuesday, causing flooding and outages that spanned the state. Reuters

Hurricane Irma after thrashing several Caribbean islands for much of last week, battered Florida on

2/5As the storm’s final gusts dissipated, Florida began to reckon with significant wreckage and floodwater along its coasts and on inland farms. Till Tuesday, the death toll stood at 12. AP

As the storm’s final gusts dissipated, Florida began to reckon with significant wreckage and floodwater along its coasts and on inland farms. Till Tuesday, the death toll stood at 12. AP

As the storm’s final gusts dissipated, Florida began to reckon with significant wreckage and floodwa

3/5As crews labored to repair the lone highway connecting the Florida Keys, residents of some of the islands closest to Florida's mainland were allowed to return and get their first look at the devastation two days after Irma roared in with 130 mph (209 kph) winds. Reuters

As crews labored to repair the lone highway connecting the Florida Keys, residents of some of the islands closest to Florida’s mainland were allowed to return and get their first look at the devastation two days after Irma roared in with 130 mph (209 kph) winds. Reuters

As crews labored to repair the lone highway connecting the Florida Keys, residents of some of the is

4/5About 800 flights had been canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which remained operational on Monday as its staff monitored storm conditions with help from the Federal Aviation Administration. Reuters

About 800 flights had been canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which remained operational on Monday as its staff monitored storm conditions with help from the Federal Aviation Administration. Reuters

About 800 flights had been canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which remai

5/5Insured property losses in Florida from Irma are expected to run from $20 billion to $40 billion, catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimated. Irma's arrival in Florida came around two weeks after Hurricane Harvey claimed about 60 lives and caused property damage estimates as high as $180 billion in Texas. AP

Insured property losses in Florida from Irma are expected to run from $20 billion to $40 billion, catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimated. Irma’s arrival in Florida came around two weeks after Hurricane Harvey claimed about 60 lives and caused property damage estimates as high as $180 billion in Texas. AP

Insured property losses in Florida from Irma are expected to run from $20 billion to $40 billion, ca

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