The full impact of Irma on Florida remains to be seen, but early reports give us a sense of how much assistance residents will need to recover and rebuild.
Carvahlo added that any of the 13,000 students in Monroe County are welcome to come to Miami-Dade for classes while schools are repaired in the Florida Keys.
"We had people who were using our hospital telemedicine services and needed to fill their prescriptions", Smith said. "People are walking to find family and friends". Several waste treatment plants in the region are not working according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Due to the increase in wind shear will result in the weakening of hurricane Jose.
HurricaneIrma developed as a tropical wave off the coast of Africa, quickly becoming a major hurricane as it churned toward the Caribbean islands.
Florida Hospital officials had decided to keep one outpatient pharmacy open during the hurricane because they knew the facility had generator power and predicted that many other pharmacies would be closed.
A man walks through a flooded street in a rural area the morning after Hurricane Irma swept through the area on September 11, 2017 in Naples, Florida.
CNN also shared drone footage of Tortola and the British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma.
This is a zoomed-in view of the same image.
About 310,000 of Tampa Electric's 700,000 customers were estimated to have lost power in the wake of Irma, president and CEO Gordon Gillette told CNBC Monday.
Search-and-rescue teams made their way into the hard-hit Florida Keys.
The storm, which was moving into southern Georgia, was packing maximum sustained winds of 60 miles (97 km) per hour, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center's latest update at 2 p.m. EDT. There was even a brief controversy this summer as Confederate flag supporters and people against the rebel banner kept painting over the boat.