Flooded streets and shredded trees: Hurricane Irma's wrath in Florida

Two days after Hurricane Irma engulfed the entire state of Florida with deadly winds and rains, residents are only beginning to assess the damage in the storm’s wake. Though many agreed Irma could have been far worse, a wide swath of the state remained without power on Tuesday. And some communities near Naples and Fort Myers, Fla., remained underwater as local rivers and waterways were swelled to capacity from rain. At the same time, area residents continued to face a major fuel shortage, as gas stations slowly reopened.

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Bonita Springs, Fla.

A man carries a young girl on his shoulders in a flooded neighborhood in Bonita Springs, Fla. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Lehigh Acres, Fla.

A statue of Jesus stands amid storm debris from Hurricane Irma in Lehigh Acres, Fla. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Fort Myers, Fla.

A Walmart store remained closed Tuesday amid widespread power outages in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Fort Myers, Fla. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Miami

Storm damage from Hurricane Irma in Miami. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Bonita Springs, Fla.

Kids stand along the edge of a flooded street in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs, Fla. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Miami

A flooded street in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in downtown Miami. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Naples, Fla.

A young girl peers at the door of a sold-out Best Western in Naples, Fla., a hotel that kept operating even though it lost power during Hurricane Irma. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Bonita Springs, Fla.

A flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs, Fla. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Ochopee, Fla.

An SUV navigates a flooded road in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Ochopee, Fla. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Lehigh Acres, Fla.

A statue of an angel surrounded by storm debris from Hurricane Irma in Lehigh Acres, Fla. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Coral Gables, Fla.

Storm damage from Hurricane Irma in Coral Gables, Fla. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Naples, Fla.

People look for rooms at a sold-out Best Western in Naples, Fla., a hotel that kept operating even though it lost power during Hurricane Irma. With many residents forced from their homes, it was one of the few hotels in town that still had rooms. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Marco Island, Fla.

Storm damage in Marco Island, Fla., where Hurricane Irma made landfall. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Bonita Springs, Fla.

A flooded office park in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs, Fla. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Fort Myers, Fla.

A mother and her daughter walk back to their car while waiting in a line that extended miles at one of the few gas stations open after Hurricane Irma in Fort Myers, Fla. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Bonita Springs, Fla.

A neighborhood under several feet of water Bonita Springs, Fla., a town hard hit by flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Miami

A woman and her dog walk through a neighborhood hit by strong wind and tree damage from Hurricane Irma in Miami. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Fort Myers, Fla.

Cars wait in a line that extended miles at one of the few gas stations open in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Fort Myers, Fla., a region hit by massive fuel shortages. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Goodland, Fla.

A Buddha statue sits amid storm debris in Goodland, Fla., a city heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Clearwater, Fla.

A store window remained boarded up after Hurricane Irma in Clearwater, Fla. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

Miami

Heavy rains and wind from Hurricane Irma sends floodwaters along 11th Street Sunday in Miami. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)