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More Than 350 Rescued From Floodwaters in Jacksonville After Irma

One of the coastal cities in Florida inundated with historic flooding after Irma was Jacksonville. The flooding was so severe in some places on Monday that the sheriff’s department said it had to rescue more than 350 people.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks to WJCT reporter Ryan Benk ( @RyanMichaelBenk), who’s on the scene.

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ISLAMORADA, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: Debris is shown strewn along a roadway in the wake of powerful Hurricane Irma on September 11, 2017 in Isamorada, a village encompassing six of the Florida Keys. Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 Sunday, swelling waterways an estimated 10 to 15 feet, according to published reports.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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ISLAMORADA, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: Debris is shown strewn along a roadway in the wake of powerful Hurricane Irma on September 11, 2017 in Isamorada, a village encompassing six of the Florida Keys. Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 Sunday, swelling waterways an estimated 10 to 15 feet, according to published reports. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)