Much of central Florida, including Orlando, suffered significant damage as Irma blew through Sunday night and into Monday morning.
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Monday morning that there's been widespread damage and significant power loss throughout the area.
Jacobs said approximately 300,000 residents in Orlando are without power. She also said 60 percent of the fire stations are operating on backup generators and dispatchers received 1,381 calls between Sunday at midnight and 5:45 a.m. Monday.
Residents in the Orlando-area are being asked to minimize usage such as flushing toilets, bathing, along with washing dishes and laundry.