Hurricane Irma, which has now weakened, is still bringing in rain and high speed winds to the southeastern part of Florida. The hurricane left a trail destruction across Florida and the Caribbean and resulted in the death of 11 people in the U.S. The Category 4 hurricane left 6.7 million people from five states without power supply. Even after turning into a post-tropical cyclone, Irma is said to bring in additional heavy rainfall in both North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. On Tuesday, September 12, Hurricane Irma was spotted miles southwest of Atlanta.

Irma leaves people dead in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida

Florida saw seven of its citizens succumb to death due to storm-related injuries as Hurricane Irma swept through the state. Officials stated that out of the seven, a man was killed in Monroe County after he lost control of his truck as high speed winds whipped across the area. Apart from him, a correction officer and a sheriff’s deputy also died in a two separate car crashes that took place in Hardee County, which is located 60 miles inland from Sarasota. A fallen power line electrocuted and killed another man in Winter Park near Orlando. The police found the body lying in the streets where the man was pronounced dead.

A man also died due to carbon monoxide poisoning Miami-Dade County, while another died in Hillsborough County while cutting fallen tree branches.

Orange County also saw the death of a man from a car crash during when the hurricane hit the area. Three people were left dead in Georgia because of Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane onslaught leaves states without power supply

Hurricane Irma has left five states, namely Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama without power supply.

More than 6.7 million people from these five states have been left without power. The state of Florida alone has 5.6 million people who are currently staying without power. Eric Silagy, the CEO and president of the Florida Power & Light warned people to gear up to experience extended and prolonged power outages. With Irma weakening to a tropical storm, Floridians who evacuated the state are returning home to assess the damage and destruction inflicted by the hurricane. Even with Irma moving in the northern direction on September 11, the storm is still bringing heavy rainfall in the northern fringes of Florida City, which includes Jacksonville.