] There's nothing wrong. This is bull.>> The storm moving on, but the hassles only beginning for millions of Florida residents as they try to get back to their lives. I'm Andy Sullivan in southern Florida. We traveled down Florida City at the very southern tip of the state where those who lived in the Florida Keys are being told that it could be weeks before they can get back to their homes again.
Miami appears to have avoided the worst of the storm, but the Florida Keys evidently have been hit hard. I'm here at the final checkpoint before the islands, and authorities are not letting anybody through except for essential personnel, those who can restore power and water service to the islands.
That's leading to increasing frustration, tensions boiling over. Residents say they've been here since 5 in the morning. Now, they're shouting at the police, accusing them of playing favorites, and warning that they will be less likely to evacuate the next time a storm threatens the islands.>> Everything is fine.
There is just a bunch of baloney.>> The Florida Keys, one of the states top tourist attractions, known for fishing, snorkeling, and easy living. Hurricane Irma pummeling the islands with a 130 mile an hour winds on Sunday submerging the main highway that connects them. Police on Monday unsure of the extent of the devastation, unable to say how many were injured or killed.
Florida Governor, Rick Scott, surveying the damage by air. Authorities saying residents can't return until they've made sure that all 42 bridges that connect the islands are intact.>> There's no way it can happen today. We have to make sure that the infrastructure is safe.>> Authorities pleased that tens of thousands of residents have evacuated from the Keys.
But many having second thoughts, angered by the waiting game, saying they should have never left the islands.>> There is no gasoline anywhere. And I can't get to my house->> And this should've been though out a while ago.>> 20 miles away, I live 20 miles away.
>> Before the storm.>> Next time, I'm staying in Key Largo, I'm not leaving Key Largo.>> Nobody's gonna evacuate anymore.>> Local officials say residents won't be allowed back onto the Florida Keys for at least a day. Federal officials now saying that it could be a matter of weeks.
That means more nights sleeping in shelters, hotel rooms, or in the back of their pickup trucks as they try to get back to their houses. A sign of the enormous frustrations and challenges that are sure to come in the days ahead for Florida residents.