The ability to get back home offered a huge sigh of relief for evacuees in the Queen City.
The superintendent added that school dates that have already been missed do not have to be made up, but a final decision has yet to be made. A navy aircraft carrier was due to anchor off Key West to help in the search-and-rescue effort.
Irma was once the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, a Category 5 with a peak wind speed of 185 mph. For the 2017 hurricane season, the cone size is about 50 miles for a 24-hour forecast, 90 miles for the three-day, and 243 miles five days out.
However, swells which are being generated by both Jose and Irma will continue to affect the East Coast as well as Northeast Caribbean Islands which will result in high surf and rip currents throughout this week.
Among the dead in Georgia was a woman who died from injuries she suffered when a tree fell on a vehicle in a private driveway.
"They told me there is definitely water in the downstairs apartment, which is me", said Keeney, a concierge at the Hyatt in Key West.
"We can't get in the way of emergency vehicles and cleanup crews and everything like that", Nuccio said.
Two major hurricanes, Irma and Harvey, have been making headlines over the past few weeks.
As officials and residents began to assess the damage around the state, Governor Rick Scott said he would travel to the Keys in the state's south.
Germany activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism on 11 September to provide consular support to German citizens and other EU-nationals located in Florida.
Storm chasers stood outside to measure the storm's strength.
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