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Florida Keys receiving help from across the state after Irma

Florida Keys receiving help from across the state after Irma

Large numbers of people in the badly-damaged Florida Keys as well as those in southwest Florida are still in the dark.

She shares the plight of thousands of Floridians who are without power since Hurricane Irma barrelled through the sunshine state. Deaths from Irma have been reported in Broward, Collier, Duval, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Liberty, Marion, Okeechobee, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, St. Lucie, Taylor and Volusia counties.

Data analyzer CoreLogic said total damages could reach $65 billion. "However, while the majority of Irma's losses will come from Florida, it's important not to overlook the Caribbean where several islands were devastated", commented Michael Young, RMS head of product management for US climate models.

"The big thing now is let's all remember we're in hurricane season", Scott says.

FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program estimates insured residential flood loss under the program will be around $5 billion to $8 billion.

Here are the total claims for Central Florida so far.

"We've got a lot of work to do", Burt said.

Burt said Security First had some 12,000 claims as a result of Hurricane Matthew a year ago, representing $90 million in losses.

Hermine made landfall south of Tallahassee and caused damage across parts of North Florida.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently outlined steps the U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken to help the people of Florida and other states and U.S. territories ravaged by Hurricane Irma, underscoring the department's commitment to feeding all those in need in times of disaster.

There are 23,000 federal flood policies in Jacksonville, one of the areas hardest by the flooding.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that the upcoming funding package would be "substantially more" than the initial $15 billion already authorized for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, calling that a "down payment".

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