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Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press

Some residents of Tybee Island are now returning home.

The island was closed and inaccessible for an additional day because Chatham County emergency officials said the island sustained the heaviest damage in the Savannah area from tropical storm Irma and delayed.

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Swann Seiler, a spokesperson with Georgia Power, said power outages will continue to be an issue on the island over the next few weeks.

After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America.

The World War II veteran dipped his toes in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday morning, ending a cross-country run that started in San Diego.

Local media reported that Andrus was surrounded by hundreds of people including family members and friends who have joined him at different parts along his journey.