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With more than 80 percent of the city’s residents still without power post Hurricane Irma, about 100 people lounged outside city hall to charge their mobile devices. MADAN p.m.: After Hurricane Irma drove them from their homes, millions of Floridians were eager to return Monday and survey what damage might await them.Miami-Dade and Broward counties were spared the worst of the storm, but the Florida Keys were hit hard. Rick Scott said the damage was not as bad as he had expected — until he saw the devastation in the Middle Keys.Scott spoke with reporters at Opa Locka Airport after an aerial surveillance of Southwest Florida and the Keys.Hurricane Irma left a trail of damage across South Florida: flooded streets, downed trees, crushed cars, collapsed cranes, leaky homes. p.m.: The Florida Marlins’ retractable roof in Miami took a hit from Hurricane Irma.The long slog of assessing the damage across the region began Monday. — HOWARD COHEN p.m.: Homestead-Miami Speedway’s Director of Communications Neal Gulkis said Irma won’t affect the climax of the NASCAR racing season, Ford Championship Weekend, on Nov. Irma, he said, caused the facility, “minor and cosmetic damage to non-essential parts of the speedway.” Gulkis added, “We’re ready to assist local officials in Miami-Dade County with any available resources to aid the community in the recovery efforts from the storm.” — DAVID NEAL p.m.: Gov.
“This was a pretty severe hurricane for us.” The workers fixing the power line in the Country Walk area were contractors with Pike, a North Carolina based company.