The Weather Channel reports:
Hurricane Idalia is beginning to make landfall as a Category 4 along Florida’s Gulf Coast, where it’s likely to bring catastrophic, life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and flooding rain.
Idalia will then move quickly inland which will bring significant wind and flooding concerns, as well as the threat of tornadoes, into parts of Georgia, as well as South and North Carolina. As a result, hurricane warnings have been posted for portions of the Atlantic Coast.
The center of Idalia is moving ashore into Florida’s Big Bend region. Idalia rapidly intensified and has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, which is a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. It’s likely to be the first Category 4 or stronger landfall on record in Florida’s Big Bend region.
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— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 30, 2023
5am EDT 30 Aug: #Idalia has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, and is nearing landfall in Florida Big Bend region this morning. Catastrophic & life-threatening impacts from Storm Surge & Winds expected as Idalia moves ashore. https://t.co/y75tVkKVK7 pic.twitter.com/0NfINii9Mo
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 30, 2023
BREAKING: Hurricane Idalia strengthens to a Category 4 storm as maximum sustained winds reach 130 mph, National Hurricane Center says. https://t.co/mprKRstQBM
— ABC News (@ABC) August 30, 2023
What does NINE FEET of storm surge look like? #Idalia
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— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 29, 2023