Hurricane Idalia Nears Florida Landfall At Category 4

The Weather Channel reports:

Hurricane I​dalia 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.

I​dalia 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 m​aximum 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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