Storm leaves millions without power in the Southeast region as cleanup efforts begin, residents assess damage and rescues take place
As winds from Hurricane Irma calmed down across Florida Monday, residents emerged from shelter to find uprooted trees, surging waters and downed power lines. Parts of the region were spared Irma’s potential wrath, but storm damage left many without power. The Wall Street Journal compares a variety of scenes from across the area before and after the storm made its way up the peninsula.
Residents of the Orlovista neighborhood in Orlando assess flooding.
Pedestrians walk by a flooded car.
A tree is cleared from a neighborhood in Valrico.
Treasure Island Beach
CSandbags are placed ahead of Hurricane Irma on Friday. Flooding reached the other side of the wall after Hurricane Irma on Monday.
A man canoes through the flooded streets of the San Marco historic district of Jacksonville, Fla.
Google street view along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. An abandoned car caught in the storm surge Sunday was still visible Monday after the surge receded.
Flooding in the Brickell neighborhood as the storm passed through Miami on Sunday.