Idalia Moves Into Carolinas After Slamming Florida’s Gulf Coast

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Published on August 31, 2023 - Duration: 01:30s

Idalia Moves Into Carolinas After Slamming Florida’s Gulf Coast

Idalia Moves Into Carolinas , After Slamming Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Idalia Moves Into Carolinas , After Slamming Florida’s Gulf Coast.

After wreaking havoc with 125 mph winds in Florida and 90 mph winds in Georgia on Aug.

30, Idalia has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

After wreaking havoc with 125 mph winds in Florida and 90 mph winds in Georgia on Aug.

30, Idalia has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

But the storm remained a threat as the "risk of freshwater flooding, storm surge and strong winds" continued "across portions of Georgia and the Carolinas," forecasters warned.

Early on Aug.

31, the National Hurricane Center said Idalia was 20 miles from Myrtle Beach with 60 mph winds.

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Several parts of North Carolina were under a storm surge warning.

The Carolinas are also susceptible to potential tornadoes at this time.

On Aug.

30, 150,000 people lost power in Florida, while over 130,000 were without electricity in Georgia, according to PowerOutage.us.

In South Carolina, "major coastal inundation" was reported by the National Weather Service.

Water broke through downtown Charleston's historic seawall.

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It's not clear how many fatalities have resulted from the storm at this time.

By the evening of Aug.

30, Kevin Gurthrie, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said "there were no outstanding missing person reports," according to NPR.

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75% of the agency's search has been completed, but houses are coming up empty, meaning that most people chose to heed warnings and evacuate.


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