Hurricane Idalia made landfall on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, as a Category 3 storm, hitting the Gulf Coast of Florida with catastrophic flooding and record-breaking storm surge. Maximum sustained winds reached 125 mph causing flooded street, closed airports and widespread power outages. Storm surge damage could stretch over 200 miles along Florida’s coast. Both Georgia and South Carolina had announced a state of emergency in anticipation of the storm’s possible effects on the region.

Learn more about Hurricane Idalia in these news articles:

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Satellite image of Ozello, Florida, from August 30, 2023, showing flooded areas after Hurricane Idalia.

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