Irma leaves 12 dead in Florida and millions without light in the US

Residents of the Florida Keys found a scene of desolation Tuesday following Hurricane Irma, which left at least 12 deaths in that state and devastated the Antilles, where Cuba and several smaller islands face an expensive recovery.

Meanwhile, authorities were undertaking a massive operation to restore electricity to millions of people in three southeastern states.

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Eric Ward reviews the damage caused by Hurricane Irma on September 12, 2017 in Key Largo.

US President Donald Trump will visit Florida on Thursday to see the extent of this destruction, accompanied by his wife, Melania, the White House said on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Florida’s rescue services has updated the death toll to 12 in that state. In its devastating trajectory of Wednesday to Sunday the storm already leaves at least fifty dead in the Caribbean and the United States.

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