By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter
As Tropical Depression Irma exits Alabama, it leaves behind a bruised state with power outages, downed trees and Florida evacuees uncertain of their future.
The storm caused tropical-like winds across Eastern Alabama Monday as it moved northwestward from its landfall in Southern Florida Sunday morning.
It made landfall as a category 4 hurricane and weakened until it was a tropical storm in the panhandle of Florida. As the center of the storm crossed into Alabama around the Phenix City area, it was downgraded again to a tropical depression.