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Hurricane Irma: Gov. Scott Says Keys Face ‘Long Road’ To Recovery

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Chief of Staff Jackie Schutz talk with U.S. Coast Gurad Vice Adm. Karl Schultz at the Coast Guard air station in Opa-locka after surveying Hurricane Irma damage.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Chief of Staff Jackie Schutz talk with U.S. Coast Gurad Vice Adm. Karl Schultz at the Coast Guard air station in Opa-locka after surveying Hurricane Irma damage.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state — and particularly the Keys — faces “a long road” to recovery from Hurricane Irma.

Speaking to reporters at a Coast Guard air station after surveying damage from the air, Scott said damage to Southwest Florida was “not as bad as we thought the storm surge would do” but damage to the Keys was “devastating.”

In the Keys north of Key West, Scott said, “I don’t think I saw one trailer park that almost everything wasn’t overturned.”

He also said there is widespread loss of electricity, water and sewer service there.

Read more at the Palm Beach Post

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