The Florida Keys, home to about 70,000 people, appears to be one of the areas of the U.S. hardest hit by Hurricane Irma. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long said that preliminary estimates suggested that 25% of the homes in the Keys were destroyed and 65% sustained major damage, according to the Associated Press.

"Basically every house in the Keys was impacted," Long said.

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