In Margate, Mayor Mike Becker said that the city seemd to have survived the worst of the impact.

“We’re OK,” Becker said. “We were very lucky. We have a lot of cleaning up to do, a lot of trees down, but as far as I know, no personal injuries.”

The pumping stations that were threatened by Monday morning’s high tide appear to have been unaffected, he said.

Debris had to be cleared from across the city, especially the west end. Just as the rest of the island, the power was out and Becker did not know when it would be restored, or when residents and others would be allowed back onto the island.

Reisdents being sheltered at the last resort shelter at the Jewish Community Center were being taken to another shelter in Buena.

“Other than that, we’re very lucky we got through this one safely.