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Florida begins taking stock

Roads clog with people going home to unknown

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Photographs by AP/DAVID GOLDMAN

Jean Chatelier wades to work at a supermarket Tuesday in Fort Myers, Fla., after going home to get his uniform. The Publix store where he is employed will reopen today. “I want to go back to work,” said Chatelier, who walked about a mile each way through knee-high water. “I want to help.”

With one-fourth of the homes in the Florida Keys feared destroyed, emergency workers Tuesday rushed to find Hurricane Irma's victims -- dead or alive -- and to deliver food and water to the island chain.

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An aerial photo taken Tuesday shows the damage from Hurricane Irma on Cinnamon Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Cherie Ethier sits with her pets in her flooded mobile home Tuesday at an RV park in Naples, Fla.

Boats blown from their docks sit in the marsh Tuesday at St. Marys on the Georgia coast.

A lineman repairs a power line Tuesday on Marco Island, Fla. Florida officials said crews are busy restoring power across the state but some people wi...

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