September 11th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

Sunny skies greeted South Floridians emerging from storm bunkers Monday morning, a welcome sight as they began rebuilding after Hurricane Irma. The deadly storm, which battered the Caribbean as a Category 5 last week, had weakened slightly when it hit the U.S. but caused widespread flooding, property damage and power outages. No deaths in Florida were directly linked to Irma, but it reportedly caused at least 24 deaths in the islands. The storm reportedly left 3.6 million homes and businesses on Florida Power & Light’s grid without electricity, surpassing Hurricane Wilma’s total in 2004. Approximately a quarter of those had been restored Monday morning. Some 58 percent of the state  reportedly awoke in the dark. Miami International Airport, damaged by the storm, was closed Monday. That wasn’t the only obstacle keeping millions of evacuees from returning home. – Matt Porter, Read More

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