TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Irma's sheer size has complicated relief efforts, leaving few places out of harm's way to stage relief supplies.
PHOTO: A house damaged after the wake of Hurricane Irma in Saint Johns County, Florida, Photo Date: 9/11/2017
"I think if you go all around the state, people are working hard to get it [relief] to everybody. You know, I tell everybody we have a hotline here. It's 1-800-342-3557. Call us. You call us about anything and we're going to do everything we can to get you all the resources you need," said Governor Rick Scott.
Planners say if you are not seeing the kind of relief you think you should be seeing in your neighborhood, it's because somebody else needs it more.
"I say all this room, the purpose of all the people in this room is to do everything we can to restore Florida back to normalcy. We're working on restoring the power. We're working on getting the fuel back in the ground," said Bryan Koon, who is Florida's emergency director.
And with the storm now gone, National Guard Adjutant General Michael Calhoun says relief is on the way.
"I think the main effort we have today is have about 16 aircraft in the air, to sling low pallets down to the points of distribution, so the citizens can have something to eat, some water, some food, until power is restored," said General Calhoun.
And buyer beware: as more businesses reopen, price gouging complaints are surging.