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Summary

  1. Nearly two-thirds of homes in Florida are without power
  2. Four storm-related deaths have been reported so far in Florida
  3. The weakening storm is crossing into Georgia
  4. At least 37 people were killed as Irma rolled across the Caribbean

Live Reporting

By Matthew Davis

All times stated are UK

  1. Pausing our live coverage

    We are pausing our live coverage of Hurricane Irma as the US authorities continue to assess the damage in Florida and beyond.

    • The number of deaths attributed to the storm has continued to rise, with at least four reported in Florida. Last week Irma killed at least 37 people in Caribbean islands
    • Some 6.5 million homes in Florida, two-thirds of the total, are still without power
    • Relief operations are under way and engineers are working to restore power, but many areas remain stranded
    • One of the worst hit areas was the Florida Keys archipelago - and Florida's governor said it would be some time before residents could all return home
    • Meanwhile, despite being downgraded to a tropical storm, Irma is still bringing considerable rainfall to the north of Florida and Georgia

    Our full coverage of the storm continues at BBC.com/news.

  2. 'Don't go home - yet'

    Officials in Florida are warning residents not to rush to get back to their properties. As well as the risk of long traffic jams, more than 6.5 million homes and businesses across the state are without power.

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  3. Governor views Florida storm damage

    Florida Governor Rick Scott's office has released pictures of the governor on a flight over the town of Naples on Florida's west coast, near to where Hurricane Irma made landfall on Sunday hours after hitting the Florida Keys.

    Rick Scott
  4. 'Desperate for anything to eat'

    "People here are hungry, tired and desperate for anything they can eat" - The BBC's Laura Bicker reports from a newly opened supermarket on the devastated Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

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    Video caption: The BBC's Laura Bicker reports from the British Virgin Island's Tortola.
  5. Aerial video shows Orlando flooding

    The giant storm has left a trail of massive power outages, downed trees and flooded homes.

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    Video caption: Aerials show Hurricane Irma damage in Orlando, Florida
  6. Flash floods in parts of South Carolina

    A flash flood emergency has been issued for Charleston, South Carolina, as Irma, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, continues to bring torrential rains and storm surges in parts of the US south-east.

    A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Georgia and along South Carolina's coast, including Savannah and Charleston.

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  7. National security adviser: Priority is on power outages, flooding

    National Security Adviser Tom Bossert said at a news conference on Monday the federal government was focusing on emergency rescues, power outages and flooding in places like Jacksonville, where storm surge flooding has surpassed a record set by Hurricane Dora in 1964.

    "Jacksonville and the Keys are taking a considerable amount of our attention right now," Mr Bossert said.

    "If you are able, take care of strangers and others in need," he added.

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  8. Actress Kristen Bell performs 'Frozen' songs at Irma shelter

    Actress Kristen Bell was in Orlando filming a movie and staying at a hotel at the Walt Disney resort when powerful Irma hit, according to the AP news agency.

    She dropped by a middle school that was being used as a shelter to perform a few songs from the hit Disney movie.

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  9. Survivors arrive in France and the Netherlands

    About 400 survivors of Hurricane Irma have arrived in France and the Netherlands aboard military planes, AFP reports.

    Some 278 survivors landed in Paris, while another 100 flew into Eindhoven which is in the south of the Netherlands, the news agency says.

    Earlier, French officials said six out of 10 homes on St Martin, an island shared between France and the Netherlands, were now uninhabitable.

    They said nine people had died and seven were missing in the French territories, while four are known to have died in Dutch Sint Maarten.

  10. Crews work to restore power

    The Florida Power and Light Company are working to restore power. They have posted a video of crews working on the state's east coast.

    Earlier on Monday, Florida's State Emergency Response Team said six million homes - 62% of the entire state - were without power. But the Associated Press now reports that the number has risen to more than seven million.

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  11. Watch: Americans pull together, says Trump

    Earlier on Monday, US President Donald Trump pledged the "full resources" of the federal government to the Storm Irma recovery.Watch his comments in full:

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    Video caption: President Donald Trump has pledged a full government response to Irma
  12. Cars crushed by Irma in Florida

    Officials in Florida have advised against driving, but the strong winds brought by Storm Irma have taken that decision out of some people's hands.

    Erica Rakow, a reporter for WPLG in south Florida, has shared images of cars that have been crushed by falling trees.

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  13. Dolphin stranded

    The BBC's Luis Fajardo is in Marco Island, just off the coast of south-west Florida, where a dolphin has become stranded due to Irma.

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  14. Florida 'in lockdown'

    Sunny Isles Beach, 15 miles (25km) north of Miami, is "in lockdown" and roads to it are "impassable right now", the city's mayor told the BBC.

    But Budd Scholl said it could have been even worse.

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    Video caption: The mayor of Sunny Isles Beach says Storm Irma was "ugly but could have been a lot worse".
  15. Sections of highway 'washed away'

    Mike Theiss, a photographer for National Geographic, has shared an image showing part of a highway in the Florida Keys that has been severely damaged by Irma.

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  16. The latest from Miami

    The BBC's Jane O'Brien is in Miami and says the recovery from Irma is "under way in earnest".

    Officials say 72% of the city is without power and confirmed a number of people have been arrested for looting overnight.

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    Video caption: The BBC's Jane O'Brien is in Miami where the recovery from Storm Irma is under way.
  17. Dutch tourists arrive home

    The first flight of 100 evacuated Dutch tourists from Sint Maarten have arrived home to the Eindhoven military base.

    Tourists pictured on the tarmac walking away from a plane
    A couple with bags are pictured leaving the military airport