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Hurricane Idalia continued to intensify and has become a Category 4 storm

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 30, 2023. 08:42 pm UPDATED: Aug 30, 2023. 08:42 pm

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Hurricane Idalia has maintained its strength and has become a Category 4 storm.

Here is all the information you need to know about the tropical cyclone’s next location as it makes landfall in Florida.

Currently, where is Hurricane Idalia?

On August 30, 2023, Hurricane Idalia was deemed to be a Category 4 storm in the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Centre issued a warning that it could have “catastrophic impacts” and bring “destructive life-threatening winds”.

Idalia was said to be 90 miles south of Tallahassee and 90 miles west of Cedar Key.

The storm was moving quickly to the north-northeast at 18 miles per hour, with terrifying winds of 130 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

The Tampa area may experience storm surges that extend 200 miles south, according to the NHC.

Across the state, widespread flooding has already been reported.

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Pictures of damaged structures and roadside debris have been posted on social media by the City of Venice.

In the coastal city of St. James, high tides have caused sea walls to breach after strong winds caused waves to be whipped up.

Will Hurricane Idalia make landfall in Florida when?

Idalia is predicted to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday morning local time, so Floridians are urged to leave the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said in a press conference from Tallahassee: “If you stay in tonight, it’s going to be too nasty tomorrow morning to be able to do it.

First responders won’t be able to reach you until the storm has passed if you decide to stay in one of the evacuation zones.

The Carolinas and Georgia should also expect significant rainfall and strong winds.

Up to 14 million people could be in danger, but according to DeSantis, the majority of people have fled the areas that will probably be hit the hardest.

In 46 counties, DeSantis proclaimed a state of emergency.

In addition, the governor mentioned that all of Florida’s Urban Search and Rescue teams are ready for the hurricane’s approach.

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Where will Hurricane Idalia likely go?

Idalia was described as “an unprecedented event” by the National Weather Service in Tallahassee because there haven’t been any major hurricanes in the region on record.

Although Idalia should lose strength after making landfall, the NHC predicts that it will still be a hurricane as it moves across southern Georgia and gets closer to the coasts of Georgia and southern South Carolina late today.

The storm may make landfall Thursday off the southeast coast of the US, according to meteorologists.

And by the end of the week, it might move eastward, potentially causing damage.

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