Idalia Forecasted To Hit Florida As Category 4 Hurricane Upon Landfall
The 11 pm EDT update on Idalia includes the forecast of the storm to be a category 4 hurricane at landfall.
NOAA: “The 11 pm EDT update on Idalia includes the forecast of the storm to be a category 4 hurricane at landfall. Catastrophic impacts from storm life-threatening surge inundation is likely along portions of the Florida Gulf Coast where a Storm Surge Warning is in effect. Residents in these areas should follow any advice given by local officials”.
Department of Defense: Miami - Florida National Guard Activated as Hurricane Idalia Approaches. Hurricane Idalia is on track to reach Florida's west coast by tomorrow morning.
Idalia "may bring a life-threatening storm surge to portions of the Florida Gulf Coast, as well as strong winds and significant flooding across Southeastern states," according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency report posted to its website this afternoon.
FEMA is closely coordinating with affected states and stands ready to provide support. FEMA Incident Management Assistance Teams are deployed to affected areas to provide support as needed and additional supplies and teams are on standby, according to the report.
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