In Fort Lauderdale streets and yards were cleared of debris in a mobile home neighborhood.
Mayor Carlos Alvarez says at least one food and water distribution site in
Miami-Dade is out of supplies, and 11 others are running low.
Elsewhere, police officers are watching over the few gas stations that are open just in case tempers flare.
The homeland security secretary surveyed the damage in Florida Wednesday.
President Bush plans to visit the state Thursday.