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    The Latest: Trump to visit Florida after Irma devastation (3 p.m.)

    President Donald Trump will visit hurricane-stricken Florida Thursday, said White House representatives.

    Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not announce the specific location or locations. Trump said earlier this week that he would visit the state "very soon."

    About 10 million people -- half of Florida's population -- remained without electricity Tuesday, two days after Hurricane Irma roared across the length of the state.

    Seven deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma.

    Trump visited Texas and Louisiana after Hurricane Harvey struck both states in late August.

    Police warn Floridians of scams after storm (11:45 a.m.)

    Police across Florida are warning of scams in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

    Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said in a news release that two men posing as power company workers stole nearly $13,000 in jewelry from a 95-year-old woman.

    Read: Carbon monoxide poisoning sickens Titusville family

    Slater said the woman was sitting in her living room with the front door open Monday afternoon when the men walked in. They told the woman they were checking switches to restore power. She told police one man remained in the living room while she escorted the other man through the house, flipping light switches.

    According to a police report, the men told the woman her power would come on shortly. She later discovered that her jewelry and some cash had been stolen.

    Police said there is no reason for anyone with a power company to enter individual homes at this time. Any power company officials will be credentialed and most will be driving vehicles marked with company signage.

    11 deaths caused by Irma in the U.S. (8:20 a.m.)

    Irma tore a path of destruction across the Caribbean and through Florida that has caused at least 11 deaths in the United States and left about 6.7 million people without power in five states.

    Irma was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Tuesday morning and is expected to bring heavy rain to the Carolinas, Kentucky and Tennessee, said ABC News.

    Irma was located about 65 miles southwest of Atlanta Tuesday morning.

    Florida begins to dig out after Irma (6:40 a.m.)

    Florida residents have begun to dig out in hurricane-scarred Florida and officials are slowly piecing together the scope of Irma's vicious path of destruction across the peninsula.

    Aide Valadares packed up her belongings Monday after Hurricane Irma ripped the roof off of her apartment complex in Miami.

    She said water leaked into the top-floor apartments and the ceiling sagged in her one-bedroom unit below.

    "You come home. You see this. It's devastating," she said. "The fire department came and said that structurally this is not safe," she said. "It will collapse."

    The fate of the Florida Keys, where Irma rumbled through with Category 4 muscle, remains largely a question mark. Communication and access were cut and authorities dangled only vague assessments of ruinous impact.

    Photos: Brevard County: Hurricane Irma storm damage

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott called the storm "devastating" after emerging from a Monday fly-over of the Keys.

    A Navy aircraft carrier was due to anchor off Key West to help in search-and-rescue efforts.

    The governor described overturned mobile homes, washed-ashore boats and rampant flood damage.

    Read: Merritt Island neighborhoods flooded as Irma hits Florida

    Six deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma, along with three in Georgia and one in South Carolina. At least 35 people were killed in the Caribbean.

    Latest: Hurricane Irma weakens into a tropical depression (12 a.m.)

    The National Hurricane Center says Irma has weakened into a tropical depression. 

    The storm, located about 5 miles west of Columbus, Georgia, is still bringing heavy rain to the U.S. Southeast on Monday night.

    Read: Reported tornado destroys Palm Bay homes

    Irma is expected to drop 2 to 5 inches of rain across South Carolina and northern portions of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. 

    Irma's top sustained winds are 35 mph, and it is moving northwest at 15 mph.

    Video: Hurricane Irma: Brevard County damage

    The hurricane center has discontinued all storm surge and tropical storm warnings.

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