Transcript for Struggle for food, water in Florida Keys after Irma
Now to the hard hit Florida keys where officials say all the bridges on the only road into the keys have been inspected and are cleared. Residents are slowly beginning to return but this morning they're struggling to find food, drinking water and other necessities. ABC's Eva pilgrim is in marathon, Florida, with more. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: Good morning, robin. These hurricane winds were so powerful they literally pulled this gas pump out of the gun tossing it to the side. The canopy at this gas station completely knocked over onto its side. You take a look. We have a drone up. You can see the homes in this area just littered with debris in their yard. The hopes not destroyed still had flooding and you mentioned those roads are back open. That's crucial because it gives them a chance to get some much needed supplies for people in need. This morning, rescue teams going door to door looking for survivors here in the Florida keys. We should have evacuated but we thought we would be okay. But it's just -- I -- I'm sorry. Reporter: More than 20,000 troops now on the ground. The Navy, Marines and air force all working together. Thousands of civilians that are here in the lower keys and they need food and water. Reporter: Our crew following along on the joint operation, you can see homes torn apart. But right next door, others still standing. You can see there is a lot of debris but the structures, the buildings themselves seem to be intact. Residents finding themselves surrounded by water but not the kind they can drink. Running water only turned on for two hours at a time twice a day. A boil water advisory in effect. But for many, no way to boil it. The power still out.
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