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In Irma's wake, a massive cleanup effort is complicated by fuel shortages and power outages

Hundreds of thousands in Florida are without power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. More than a dozen were killed in storm-related circumstances — in some cases during the cleanup efforts. Elsewhere, Irma was blamed for four deaths in South Carolina and two in Georgia. At least 37 people were killed in the Caribbean.

  • Irma hits Jacksonville, Fla., with its worst flood in a century

    Irma hits Jacksonville, Fla., with its worst flood in a century

    Eloise Williams fell asleep Sunday night with the Bible on her chest, thanking the Lord that her house had survived the punishing assault of Hurricane Irma as it passed through. But then the 63-year-old awoke Monday morning to the floodwater that followed the storm. “I’ve never seen anything like...

  • Why didn't Hurricane Irma kill more Americans? Thank the meteorologists

    Why didn't Hurricane Irma kill more Americans? Thank the meteorologists

    During a hurricane in 1900, a storm surge rose out of the Gulf of Mexico and annihilated Galveston, Texas, killing about 8,000 men, women and children. In 1935, at least 408 people died when another cyclone slammed into the Florida Keys, many of them World War I veterans working on construction...

  • Danger lingers in Florida as Irma moves into Georgia

    Danger lingers in Florida as Irma moves into Georgia

    As a mighty hurricane, Irma inspired fear. As a tropical storm, it is spreading soggy distress — and continuing peril — across a growing swath of the American Southeast. In what could be a long and messy afterlife, it will tax the patience of millions. On Monday, a day after visiting lashing rains,...

  • Video: Times coverage of Hurricane Irma

    Video: Times coverage of Hurricane Irma

  • Hurricane Irma's calamitous sweep through Florida — and it's not over yet

    Hurricane Irma's calamitous sweep through Florida — and it's not over yet

    In a calamitous northward sweep from the Everglades to the Florida Panhandle, a weakening but still monstrously powerful Hurricane Irma battered a string of cities on the state’s palm-fringed west coast Sunday before advancing toward Georgia and the Carolinas. Irma, downgraded early Monday to a...

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