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Some residents of Key Largo are being allowed back in Tuesday morning, but the Florida Keys are still largely without power, water, medical service and cell service. Most Keys residents are anxiously waiting to hear when they can return home, and others who stayed despite mandatory evacuations remain stranded there. More than 80 percent of customers in the Keys are currently are without power.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources via Facebook

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended increasing the fee for most hunting and fishing licenses.

NOAA Paducah, weather.gov

Update 5:30 p.m. 

The National Weather Service in Paducah is forecasting rainfall totals between a half and inch to one-and-one-quarter inch in the region this week as remnants of Irma move through the region. 

Pollinators such as bees play a key part of producing the beans that go into your morning cup of coffee.

In fact, they are responsible for about 20 to 25 percent of coffee production by increasing the plants' yield, Taylor Ricketts, the director of the University of Vermont's Gund Institute for Environment, tells The Two-Way. Bees actually increase the quality of the beans by making their size more uniform.

Stephen Ward arrived at the Germain Arena in Estero, Fla., at 4 in the morning on Saturday as Hurricane Irma was making its approach.

On Monday morning, after the storm had passed, the elderly Fort Myers resident was unhappily looking out over the parking lot at the arena where some 5,000 people had sought shelter.

"I have to get home and see if I still have a house," he said. But the lot was covered in water, spilling from a nearby pond and rising over the hubcaps of the smaller cars. And both roads out of the parking lot were underwater, too.

Kentucky National Guard

Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard departed Monday for Hurricane Irma response efforts in Florida. 

Courtesy of Hannah Crawford

A Murray State University student is heading to Florida to assist people impacted by Hurricane Irma. 

Kentucky Emergency Management via Facebook

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services deployed an ambulance strike team to Florida on Monday to provide emergency assistance following Hurricane Irma. 

Updated at 11:50 p.m. ET

Irma, once a powerful and longrunning hurricane, weakened to a tropical depression as it moved through Georgia on its way to Alabama. It continues to dump heavy rain but all surge warnings have been canceled.

Irma has left behind dangerous floodwaters, power outages for millions of people and the debris it has made of human possessions across Florida.

The huge storm remained a Category 1 hurricane through early Monday, before finally being downgraded to a tropical storm and then a tropical depression.

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