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August 30, 2023
Hundreds of American Red Cross disaster responders are supporting people after Hurricane Idalia rapidly intensified before making landfall in Florida as a Category 3 storm with destructive winds and an extremely dangerous storm surge.
Idalia came ashore in Florida’s Big Bend region. Hurricane conditions are expected along the Gulf Coast and inland across northern Florida and southern Georgia. Idalia could be at tropical storm strength when it moves into the Carolinas. Considerable impacts from flooding are possible from Florida through Georgia and the Carolinas.
More than 267,000 Florida customers are without power, and that number will rise as the storm moves across the state. Officials warn the power could be out for an extended period in some areas. States of emergency have been declared in Georgia and both North Carolina and South Carolina as the storm approaches.
Read the full article from The Red Cross here.