Florida Gov. DeSantis expands state of emergency as Hurricane Idalia expected to make landfall Wednesday

Posted on AllSides August 29th, 2023
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General News, Storm Idalia, Ron DeSantis, State of Emergency

A state of emergency in Florida is now in effect for 46 of its 67 counties as the state is preparing for Hurricane Idalia to make landfall over the state on Wednesday.

Idalia upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane early Tuesday morning as the storm passed Cuba, according to FOX Weather. It is expected to be become a major hurricane with "life-threatening" storm surge when it makes landfall on Florida's western coast Wednesday morning.

As of Tuesday morning, Hurricane Idalia was located about 85 miles north of the western tip of Cuba and about...

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