Hurricane Irma slams Florida

Updated 1459 GMT (2259 HKT) September 15, 2017
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Children clean a dirty mattress from a flooded home in Immokalee, Florida, on Thursday, September 14. Hurricane Irma laid waste to beautiful Caribbean islands and caused historic destruction across Florida. The cleanup will take weeks; recovery will take months. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
On September 14, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and first lady Melania Trump hand out food to people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida. Evan Vucci/AP
Debris litters the area around a group of homes in the Florida Keys on Wednesday, September 13. Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/AP
Lake County jail inmates fill sandbags in Astor, Florida, on September 13. Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS/Sipa USA
A classic Volkswagen sits in floodwaters September 13 in Middleburg, Florida. Flooding from the Black Creek topped the previous high-water mark by about 7 feet. Sean Rayford/Getty Images
James Wade checks for water-damaged items as floodwaters recede in Middleburg on September 13. Sean Rayford/Getty Images
Floodwaters surround vehicles in Callahan, Florida, on Tuesday, September 12. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Jose Encarnacion pulls a chicken from a cage as he gathers belongings from his flooded house in Bonita Springs, Florida, on September 12. David Goldman/AP
Joseph Dupuis III stacks boxes off the floor in his parents' water-logged apartment in Jacksonville, Florida, on September 12. John Raoux/AP
Motorists in Estero, Florida, fill gas cans September 12, moments before police shut the station down because of a curfew. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mike Gilbert and his daughter Brooke embrace in front of a relative's destroyed condominium building in the Florida Keys on September 12. Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Members of the US Coast Guard operate in floodwaters during rescue missions in Hastings, Florida, on September 12. Sean Rayford/Getty Images
Waist-deep in floodwater, Shelly Hughes gets her first look at the inside of her camper in Arcadia, Florida, on September 12. Brian Blanco/Getty Images
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a house slides into the Atlantic Ocean in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on Monday, September 11. Gary Lloyd McCullough/The Florida Times-Union via AP
Richard Shieldhouse maneuvers through storm-surge floodwaters in Jacksonville on September 11. Sean Rayford/Getty Images
Mario Valentine sits in his badly damaged home in Immokalee on September 11. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Boats are partially submerged in Key Largo, Florida, on September 11. Wilfredo Lee/AP
Chris Stokes works in the mud as he helps clean up damage to his father's convenience store in Everglades City, Florida, on September 11. David Goldman/AP
Ashley Tomberg drags a tree branch from the roof of a neighbor's house in Gainesville, Florida, on September 11. Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP
Floodwaters inundate a car in Jacksonville on September 11. Sean Rayford/Getty Images
A crocodile appears at the Dinner Key Marina in Miami on September 11. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
John Duke tries to salvage his flooded vehicle in Jacksonville on September 11. John Bazemore/AP
A van sits in a sinkhole that opened up in Winter Springs, Florida, on September 11. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP
People check out floodwaters at Jacksonville's Memorial Park on September 11. Sean Rayford/Getty Images
Kelly McClenthen and her boyfriend, Daniel Harrison, walk through floodwaters in Bonita Springs on September 11. Gerald Herbert/AP
A truck drives through a flooded street in Key Largo on September 11. Wilfredo Lee/AP
A man walks by damage in Palm Shores, Florida, on September 11. Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/AP
Catharine Taylor Woods cleans up a broken awning outside her building in Wauchula, Florida, on September 11. Chris O'Meara/AP
The roof of a home is damaged in Marco Island, Florida, on September 11. David Goldman/AP
Rick Freedman checks damage to his neighbor's home in Marco Island on September 11. David Goldman/AP
Boats are partially submerged in a marina in downtown Miami on September 11. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
People step out of their flooded home in Fort Myers, Florida, on September 11. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
A felled tree blocks a street in downtown Miami on September 11. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Irma damaged this gas station roof in Bonita Springs. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Michele Snelling sleeps on couch cushions next to her 4-month-old daughter, Lauryn, at a middle school in St. Petersburg, Florida, on September 11. The school was filled with evacuees. Eve Edelheit/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMA/Newscom
Hotel guests navigate a dark stairwell after they lost power in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
People in Cape Coral, Florida, tend to a car that flipped over during Hurricane Irma on Sunday, September 10. Gerald Herbert/AP
A manatee lies stranded September 10 after waters receded during Irma's approach in Manatee County, Florida. Michael Sechler/AP
High winds split this large tree in half in Fort Lauderdale. Chip SomodevillaGetty Images
An American flag is torn as Irma passes through Naples on September 10. David Goldman/AP
A sheriff's deputy walks through a shelter in Naples after the power went out on September 10. David Goldman/AP
A police officer walks over debris after a tornado touched down in Palm Bay, Florida, on September 10. Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/AP
Yaya Lopez holds her fiance, Howard Lopez, while they sleep in a middle-school hallway in St. Petersburg on September 10. Eve Edelheit/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMA Wire
Geoff Rutland, a local volunteer from Crossing Jordan Church, helps other residents get ice from a vending machine in Tampa, Florida, on September 10. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
PJ Pike checks on his boat and one belonging to a friend in Fort Myers. Both were sitting in mud at their moorings due to an unusually low tide on September 10. Gerald Herbert/AP
People walk past a building in Miami where the roof was blown off by Hurricane Irma on September 10. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
An abandoned car sits in floodwaters during a storm surge in Fort Lauderdale on September 10. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Fallen trees block a parking lot in Fort Lauderdale on September 10. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Sailboats moored near Watson Island ride out the winds and waves on September 10. Wilfredo Lee/AP
Members of the Blinckman family use their personal devices in a stairwell utility closet as Hurricane Irma went over Key West, Florida, on September 10. Charles Trainor Jr/The Miami Herald/AP
Evacuees watch the weather from a shelter in Naples on September 10. David Goldman/AP
Heavy winds and rain blow through Miami on September 10. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Seidel fights fierce winds and flooded streets while reporting in Miami on September 10. Erik S. Lesser/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock
A man records the gusty winds going through downtown Miami on September 10. Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images
A tree lies on a pickup truck after being knocked down by the high winds in Miami on September 10. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Hotel guests eat breakfast by lamplight after the Courtyard Marriott was left without power in Fort Lauderdale on September 10. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Part of this crane tower collapsed in Miami on September 10. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
People sit in the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center as Irma approached Miami on Saturday, September 9. See Hurricane Irma's impact on the Caribbean Chine Nouvelle/Sipa/Newscom