• Irma: Live updates

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    ATLANTA - Search and rescue operations continue in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

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    Authorities worked to restore communication with the island residents and began work Monday on reopening the single highway that connects the islands to the mainland.

    Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday evening. By Tuesday, it was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. At least 17 people have died in the contiguous U.S.  
     
    Power is beginning to be restored in Florida and Georgia.
     
     

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