The hurricane idalia touched down near keaton beachin the Big Bend of Florida, as category 3a phenomenon that, according to United States National Hurricane Center (NHC)they can cause damage “devastating” and “catastrophic”. The phenomenon caused blackoutsunleashed Torrential rains and dangerous cyclonic surges. The winds have already reached more than 200 kilometers per hour.
For his part, he governor of Florida, Ron de Santisduring a press conference, asked the community that was affected by the upcoming arrival of the hurricane that stay sheltered and avoid going out. In addition, due to the floods and strong winds, he reported that about 54 thousand families were left without electricity.
“An Extremely Dangerous Hurricane”
Idalia made landfall just before 8 am ET south of Perry, Florida. On the other hand, for sectors of the west coast of florida, southeast georgia and the eastern Carolinas 4 to 8 inches of rain is expected through Thursday.
There are already pictures of flooded streets and floating cars in the water or semi-submerged in the city of St Petersburg This Wednesday morning first thing. He county was under evacuation orders.
Downgraded to category 3 before landfall
He National Hurricane Center specified that Idalia weakened and It made landfall in the United States as a Category 3 hurricane.shortly before eight in the morning (Eastern time), but warned that this “does not lessen the threat of its devastating winds and catastrophic storm surge”.
Overnight on Tuesday, it had raised the cyclone to category 4, when surpassing winds of more than 209 kilometers per hour.