Roughly 50252 Gwinnett customers still without power

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Though Georgia is still to get the full brunt of Irma, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told reporters at a briefing crews were already picking up "projectiles" the storm's winds were beginning to toss around. "We are trying to get fuel back into the state".

The string of islands was the first part of the state hit by the storm, and were still without water, power or cell service Monday.

The monster storm, which arrived in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, has toppled at least three constructions cranes - two over downtown Miami and one in Fort Lauderdale.

"I can't fully assess it", Sellers said.

Sellers stayed with family members in a hotel in Orlando during Hurricane Irma.

"On the forecast track, the center of Irma will move near the northwestern coast of the Florida Peninsula this morning, cross the eastern Florida Panhandle into southern Georgia this afternoon, and move through southwestern Georgia and eastern Alabama tonight and Tuesday".

After a flyover of the devastated islands, Florida Governor Rick Scott said, "I just hope everyone survived", according to The New York Times.

In another video shot by the owners of a Miami shop on Sunday, a giant wall of flood water is shown pounding the premises. The average price for a gallon of unleaded was $2.65 at mid-morning Tuesday, about the same as a week ago. It's now a tropical storm in Georgia, and is predicted to decrease to a tropical depression by early Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

A auto is seen in a flooded street in Miami, Florida.

Police in Miami-Dade County said they had made 29 arrests for looting and burglary. This represents over 59% of all power company accounts in the state, the Florida Division of Emergency Management said.

Throughout Florida, 62 percent of the state was without electrical power, affecting about 13 million people, the state Emergency Operations Center said Monday evening.

"Don't drive over down power lines, into standing or moving water, and make sure you have a good spare tire", a representative said.

The city of Jacksonville, in Florida's northeast, was recovering from heavy flooding.

Meanwhile, Irma's rampage across northern Cuban took the lives of 10 people, officials said on Monday as the scope of the disaster came more fully into view.

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.

The hurricane was responsible for at least 26 deaths, including 10 in Cuba, as it passed through Caribbean island nations.

Six deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma, along with three in Georgia and one in SC.



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