Two electric utilities serving the Florida Keys have a combined total of about 34,000 customers without power.
Miami-Dade and Broward counties had hoped to resume operations Monday.
‘Irma’s eye passed right over the station and they did five or six 12-plus hour days without air conditioning.
“Assisted living facilities and nursing homes serve our elderly and Florida’s most vulnerable residents, and so many families rely on the health care professionals at these facilities to care for their loved ones”, Scott said in a statement.
Gov. Rick Scott has directed Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier to take every action authorized pursuant to the states emergency declaration to provide additional protections to support recovery efforts as it relates to Hurricane Irmas impact on Floridas families. All approved plans must be posted to local emergency management agencies’ websites within 10 days of approval.
At 7 a.m. Sunday, the county plans to open up US 1 to those same groups all the way to Key West.
Coxe is also using Facebook to help business owners get back on their feet.
She advises anyone re-entering the county to understand that medical services, food, water and electricity are extremely limited.
Monroe County officials said in a statement: ‘Residents returning to the hardest-hit areas should know that services are nearly non-existent. Will the government open a shelter near me? We will go through some more hard times.
Calling the Hurricane Irma-related deaths of eight people in South Florida a preventable tragedy, a Plantation Democrat wants to force nursing homes to have a five-day emergency power supply. Power has been restored for at least 89%, the agency said.
Christopher Casto told CNN’s Nick Valencia it was “ridiculous” how long he’d waited to be allowed back home.
Irma’s furious march through Florida not only darkened millions of homes, it also flooded roads, piling them with debris and blocking off access to neighborhoods.
We at the Chronicle failed to have our own plan for gasoline.
“It’s challenging but we kept busy with activities, some coloring”, said Eickelberry, of Coconut Grove. “I have no clue who has been in that house”.
Officials said there is no functioning hospital to admit patients in the Middle or Lower Keys.
“At any point in time they could have evacuated anyone they thought was in danger”, she said Saturday.