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Miami - PHOTOS: Millions Without Power As Irma's Death Toll Grows

Published on: September 13, 2017 08:29 PM
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A worker is silhouetted against the setting sun as he works on a power line in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Marco Island, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Florida officials say crews are restoring power across the state, but 9.5 million people remain without electricity. State Emergency Management Center officials say they restored power to 1.7 million homes and businesses on Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)A worker is silhouetted against the setting sun as he works on a power line in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Marco Island, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Florida officials say crews are restoring power across the state, but 9.5 million people remain without electricity. State Emergency Management Center officials say they restored power to 1.7 million homes and businesses on Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Miami - With millions of Floridians still without power because of Irma’s destruction, concerns have begun to mount over the safety of the state’s 4 million senior citizens in the late-summer heat.

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Because the power outages could last for many more days, residents have flocked to buy generators and other supplies.

Three people were found dead at a nursing home in Hollywood early Wednesday after police got a call about a person with a heart attack. Police say three more died at the hospital or on the way.

In the Caribbean, where the death toll has been even higher, French and British officials promised to beef up emergency and long-term aid to their countries’ stricken territories.

The confirmed death toll from Hurricane Irma stood at 57 Wednesday morning. At least 38 people have killed across the Caribbean.

Dave Stroshein unloads meat from his freezer to take with him before it goes bad at his home in Citrus Park in Bonita Springs on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, three days after Hurricane Irma. (Nicole Raucheisen/Naples Daily News via AP) (Credit: AP)Dave Stroshein unloads meat from his freezer to take with him before it goes bad at his home in Citrus Park in Bonita Springs on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, three days after Hurricane Irma. (Nicole Raucheisen/Naples Daily News via AP) (Credit: AP)
John Yarbrough, the owner of Spanky's restaurant on Tybee Island, Ga., uses the light from his cellphone to read paperwork, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, after storm surge from Tropical Storm Irma knocked out power and flooded his restaurant Monday. (Credit: AP)John Yarbrough, the owner of Spanky’s restaurant on Tybee Island, Ga., uses the light from his cellphone to read paperwork, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, after storm surge from Tropical Storm Irma knocked out power and flooded his restaurant Monday. (Credit: AP)
Power trucks and workers head out from Derby Lane, in St. Petersburg, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, into Pinellas County to restore power after Hurricane Irma. More than 1 million Georgia Power and Electric Membership Corp. customers were in the dark Tuesday afternoon.  (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via AP) (Credit: AP)Power trucks and workers head out from Derby Lane, in St. Petersburg, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, into Pinellas County to restore power after Hurricane Irma. More than 1 million Georgia Power and Electric Membership Corp. customers were in the dark Tuesday afternoon.  (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via AP) (Credit: AP)
A Duke Energy contractor coils downed power lines along Dommerich Drive during the first stage of assessment and restoration in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Maitand, Fla. The storm dragged down power lines and blew out transformers knocking out power to millions across Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP) (Credit: AP)A Duke Energy contractor coils downed power lines along Dommerich Drive during the first stage of assessment and restoration in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Maitand, Fla. The storm dragged down power lines and blew out transformers knocking out power to millions across Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP) (Credit: AP)
A fallen electrical transmission pole after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)A fallen electrical transmission pole after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)
Reynaldo Martinez surveys the storm surge debris deposited in his backyard after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)Reynaldo Martinez surveys the storm surge debris deposited in his backyard after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)
Ariel Martinez inside his damaged home after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017.  (Credit: EPA-EFE)Ariel Martinez inside his damaged home after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017.  (Credit: EPA-EFE)
A damaged home and car after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017.  (Credit: EPA-EFE)A damaged home and car after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017.  (Credit: EPA-EFE)
A swamped boat next to destroyed homes after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017.  (Credit: EPA-EFE)A swamped boat next to destroyed homes after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017.  (Credit: EPA-EFE)
A destroyed home after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)A destroyed home after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)
A US National Guard disaster relief convoy traverses past storm surge debris on the Overseas Highway (US 1) after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)A US National Guard disaster relief convoy traverses past storm surge debris on the Overseas Highway (US 1) after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)
Storm surge debris is visible on the Overseas Highway (US 1) after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)Storm surge debris is visible on the Overseas Highway (US 1) after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)
Reynaldo Martinez surveys the storm surge flooding inside his home after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)Reynaldo Martinez surveys the storm surge flooding inside his home after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, USA, 12 September 2017. (Credit: EPA-EFE)
Customers wait in line to buy generators as many residents are still without power three days after Hurricane Irma passed through in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Credit: AP)Customers wait in line to buy generators as many residents are still without power three days after Hurricane Irma passed through in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Credit: AP)
A woman is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as patients are evacuated after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 in Hollywood, Fla.  Several  patients at the sweltering nursing home died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath, authorities said Wednesday.   (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) (Credit: AP)A woman is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as patients are evacuated after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 in Hollywood, Fla.  Several patients at the sweltering nursing home died in Hurricane Irma’s aftermath, authorities said Wednesday.  (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) (Credit: AP)
Cars wait in line for gas as a station opens for the first time since Hurricane Irma passed through in Miromar Lakes, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Credit: AP)Cars wait in line for gas as a station opens for the first time since Hurricane Irma passed through in Miromar Lakes, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Credit: AP)
This Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 photo shows a damaged crane from Hurricane Irma in Miami. Part of the crane fell in a bay-front area filled with hotels and high-rise condo and office buildings, near the AmericanAirlines Arena, where the NBA's Miami Heat play. (DroneBase via AP) (Credit: AP)This Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 photo shows a damaged crane from Hurricane Irma in Miami. Part of the crane fell in a bay-front area filled with hotels and high-rise condo and office buildings, near the AmericanAirlines Arena, where the NBA’s Miami Heat play. (DroneBase via AP) (Credit: AP)
A sign the Pena family put in a tree at the entrance of the Hills of Santa Fe neighborhood, in Gainesville, Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017. During Hurricane Irma water from the Meadowbrook Golf Course rushed over a hill behind the Pena's home and flooded the home with about six feet of water. After Hurricane Irma hit Gainesville, flooded homes and streets seem to be some of the biggest problems residents are dealing with. (Brad McClenny/The Gainsville Sun via AP) (Credit: AP)A sign the Pena family put in a tree at the entrance of the Hills of Santa Fe neighborhood, in Gainesville, Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017. During Hurricane Irma water from the Meadowbrook Golf Course rushed over a hill behind the Pena’s home and flooded the home with about six feet of water. After Hurricane Irma hit Gainesville, flooded homes and streets seem to be some of the biggest problems residents are dealing with. (Brad McClenny/The Gainsville Sun via AP) (Credit: AP)
A worker is silhouetted against the setting sun as he works on a power line in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Marco Island, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Florida officials say crews are restoring power across the state, but 9.5 million people remain without electricity. State Emergency Management Center officials say they restored power to 1.7 million homes and businesses on Tuesday. (Credit: AP)A worker is silhouetted against the setting sun as he works on a power line in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Marco Island, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Florida officials say crews are restoring power across the state, but 9.5 million people remain without electricity. State Emergency Management Center officials say they restored power to 1.7 million homes and businesses on Tuesday. (Credit: AP)
Boats blown away from their docks sit in the marsh after Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at St. Marys on the Georgia coast. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) (Credit: AP)Boats blown away from their docks sit in the marsh after Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at St. Marys on the Georgia coast. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) (Credit: AP)
This photo provided by Caribbean Buzz Helicopters on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Caribbean Buzz Helicopters via AP) (Credit: AP)This photo provided by Caribbean Buzz Helicopters on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Caribbean Buzz Helicopters via AP) (Credit: AP)
Children's bicycles are flooded outside a home as Ezequiel Cruz retrieves belongings in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (Credit: AP)Children’s bicycles are flooded outside a home as Ezequiel Cruz retrieves belongings in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (Credit: AP)
A sign which reads "No Resident Entry" is seen at a check point as local residents try to enter areas of the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma strikes Florida, in Islamorada Key, U.S., September 12, 2017. A sign which reads "No Resident Entry" is seen at a check point as local residents try to enter areas of the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma strikes Florida, in Islamorada Key, U.S., September 12, 2017.
epa06202597 A handout photo made available by the Governor's Office shows the Rick Scott (R) Governor of Florida with Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels (R), on a boat as they inspect the flood damages along Black Creek in Clay County, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Middleburg, Florida, USA, 13 September 2017. Hurricane Irma hit Florida on 10 September, after battering Cuba and several Caribbean islands. Heavy rain and hurricane-force winds battered both the east and west coasts of southern Florida.  EPA-EFE/GOVERNOR'S OFFICE / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES (Credit: EPA-EFE)epa06202597 A handout photo made available by the Governor’s Office shows the Rick Scott (R) Governor of Florida with Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels (R), on a boat as they inspect the flood damages along Black Creek in Clay County, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Middleburg, Florida, USA, 13 September 2017. Hurricane Irma hit Florida on 10 September, after battering Cuba and several Caribbean islands. Heavy rain and hurricane-force winds battered both the east and west coasts of southern Florida.  EPA-EFE/GOVERNOR’S OFFICE / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES (Credit: EPA-EFE)
A destroyed trailer park is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017. A destroyed trailer park is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017.
Destroyed boats are pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017. Destroyed boats are pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017.
Destroyed boats are pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017. Destroyed boats are pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017.
A destroyed trailer park is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017. A destroyed trailer park is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017.
Two days after Hurricane Irma caused a power and water outage, William James, 83, checks the faucet for water, in his room at Cypress Run, an assisted living facility, in Immokalee, Florida, U.S., September 12, 2017. Picture taken September 12, 2017. Two days after Hurricane Irma caused a power and water outage, William James, 83, checks the faucet for water, in his room at Cypress Run, an assisted living facility, in Immokalee, Florida, U.S., September 12, 2017. Picture taken September 12, 2017.
A darkened hallway is pictured at Cypress Run assisted living facility, after Hurricane Irma caused the power outage in the building in Immokalee, Florida, U.S., September 12, 2017. Picture taken September 12, 2017. A darkened hallway is pictured at Cypress Run assisted living facility, after Hurricane Irma caused the power outage in the building in Immokalee, Florida, U.S., September 12, 2017. Picture taken September 12, 2017.
A bridge with boats washed up under it are pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017. A bridge with boats washed up under it are pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017.
A destroyed marina is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017. A destroyed marina is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017.
A destroyed trailer park is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017. A destroyed trailer park is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017.
A 10,000-gallon tanker truck goes into the fuel distribution area post Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. September 13, 2017. A 10,000-gallon tanker truck goes into the fuel distribution area post Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. September 13, 2017.


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