>> Massive flooding engulfing downtown Jacksonville in Orlando in Florida as Irma now downgraded to a tropical storm head Northeast dumping heavy rain as it goes. Well the storm which was ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic was not nearly as bad as was feared, once it hit the mainland, it still did plenty of damage.
Ripping off roofs and downing power lines, leaving over 7 million people without power in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama. Parts of the Florida Keys, which where hit when Irma was a category four hurricane, where devastated by wind and flooding while Miami and Tampa seem to have dodge the worst of it.
>> Just because the storm passed, it is not safe. We have power lines down. We've got debris all over the state.>> And it's not over yet. Reuter's correspondent Colleen Jenkins is in North Carolina.>> Governor Cooper in North Carolina warned that the western part of the state could see flash flooding as a result of heavy rainfall.
Some parts of coastal Georgia were experiencing historic levels of flooding on Monday. And in Charleston the downtown streets and parking lots have been inundated. The city of Jacksonville call the flooding an incident of historic proportions. The Saint John's river there has not see flooding at these levels since 1846.
>> Back in Florida many trailer parks have also taken big hits.>>
> Close to 200,000 in Florida were housed in shelters during the storm and some 6.5 million people, about a third of the state's population were ordered to evacuate before Irma hit. Now, they're starting to come home to clean up.