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Hurricane Jose pushing water to northern Florida: Governor
September 12, 2017 | 12:13 PM
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Florida Governor Rick Scott said Hurricane Jose was pushing water toward northern Florida where Tropical Storm Irma has flooded cities like Jacksonville.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said Hurricane Jose was pushing water toward northern Florida where Tropical Storm Irma has flooded cities like Jacksonville and left millions without power.

"The heaviest winds have now left Florida, but the entire Peninsula experienced at least tropical force winds with hurricane gusts being felt as far east and north as Jacksonville," Scott said.

"Hurricane Jose is also pushing water toward the northern part of our state, which is preventing the water from flowing out as fast." Shocked Florida residents returned to their shattered homes on Monday as the weakened Hurricane Irma pushed inland.



Downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday, Irma had ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes recorded.

Authorities said the storm had killed 39 people in the Caribbean and one in Florida, a man found dead in a pickup truck that had crashed into a tree in high winds on the Florida Keys over the weekend.

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