Hurricane Irma batters Florida Keys

Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi gives an update on Hurricane Irma's impact from the upper Florida Keys.
1:53 | 09/10/17

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The we want to go to the keys. On the phone is Roman, the Monroe county administrator. Thank you. I'm located in the upper keys. The northern part of the county. We're getting strong gusts. We're doing fine. As you can imagine, we have -- we have cell service. We're doing pretty thety good. We heard from friends in key west about half hour ago. They were getting clobbered. They're doing well. Their spirits were high. They're safe. So -- we feel good about that. Our friends in marathon, we heard from the sheriff. He's bunkered down. He did take a video of flooding he September us. And then he went Jo ooffline, too. We're going to be fine. Good to hear. One of the reasons you're going to be fine is because of the precautions you took to get everyone out of there. Absolutely. We're glad folks listened to us. There will be a lot of damage. Do you have a sense of when you can get out there and see just how great the damage is and how much rebuilding needs to be done? Well, I'm surrounded by a bunch of firefighters and police officers. And a couple of military folks. And I can't keep them indoors. So they're going to be out of here soon. We have a weather guy embedded in here. He's showing us the bands. As soon as it opens up, these guys are going to fly out of here. Not only in the air, on the ground. The equipment pre-positioned all over the county so we can clear the streets. It will be quite an effort this afternoon, most likely. I know you have a big job ahead. Thank you the for taking time with us.

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