UN engineers in Florida now start to restore power after deadly hurricane Irma attack

It is estimated that over 6milion homes in the city are without power due to the Hurricane which attacked the area yesterday.

UN engineers in Florida now start to restore power after deadly hurricane Irma attack

It is estimated that over 6milion homes in the city are without power due to the Hurricane which attacked the area yesterday.

12 September 2017 Tuesday 12:16
UN engineers in Florida now start to restore power after deadly hurricane Irma attack

By Azania Post Reporter

ENGINEERS in Florida are working to restore power after the Hurricane Irma cut a deadly path through the state.

It is estimated that over 6milion homes in the city are without power due to the Hurricane which attacked the area yesterday.

Sources say already relief operations were under way and the government in collaboration with other international organization was working to normalize the situation.

Eye witness say despite the efforts being done so far , many areas remain stranded.

The islands of the Florida Keys and western parts of the US state bore the brunt of the category-four hurricane.

Irma hit Florida on Sunday and weakened to a tropical storm before becoming a tropical depression early on Tuesday.

The storm was downgraded as it moved north towards Atlanta, with maximum sustained winds of 56km/h (35mph) later recorded, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in a statement.

The NHC statement added that while heavy rain was expected to continue across south-eastern states, all storm surge and tropical storm warnings had been discontinued.

Media reports link at least four deaths to the storm in Florida. Last week it killed at least 37 people in Caribbean islands.

White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said it will be some time before residents in the Florida Keys are able to return to their homes.

"I would expect that the Keys are not fit for re-entry for regular citizenry for weeks", he said.

Speaking as he went on an aerial tour of the Keys, Florida Governor Rick Scott said: "Power lines are down throughout the state. We've got roads that are impassable, so everybody's got to be patient as we work through this."

President Donald Trump has released emergency federal aid for Florida, describing the hurricane as a "big monster".

BBC

Updated: 13.09.2017 09:42
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