Nearly 4.6-million customers in Florida have lost power due to what was Hurricane Irma and it could be weeks before electricity is fully restored.
More than 125-thousand customers — mostly in coastal and south Georgia — are also without power after the storm crossed over into that state overnight, bringing high winds and rain.
Irma has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.
With so many deadly storms hitting not just United States, a local Regina woman is doing what she can to help those evacuating the City of Houston – a city which is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Kylle Flynn has collected clothing donations to send to people escaping the Hurricane destruction. She says it was important to her to help others in their time of need.
“Just seeing the devastation take over such a large amount of space affecting so many people,”Flynn said. “You just need to help out your fellow man when they’re down and you need to make sure everyone is taken care of.”
Flynn posted on her Facebook page asking friends and family to donate items of clothing for those who evacuated Houston. She says there was a large response.
“It’s been overwhelming honestly,” “Within seconds of posting on my Facebook page, I had dozens of messages from people wanting to donate and do anything they can to help out.”
Flynn adds she will also be sending some clothing donations to those evacuating the wildfires in Manitoba as well.
The federal government has set the wheels in motion on helping those in the Caribbean who have been affected by hurricane Irma.
The government is sending a team to the region to determine what Canada could provide in terms of humanitarian aid.
One option for the government is to use its Disaster Assistance Response Team, which can rapidly deploy anywhere in the world.