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Hurricane Idalia Situation Report #2

Storm Highlights:

· Idalia is now a Post-Tropical Cyclone and is located at 445 miles west northwest of Bermuda:

o The storm is moving at 21mph.

o The maximum sustained winds are 65mph.

o This storm was the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the Big Bend region of Florida in over 125 years.


Florida Highlights:

· The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported that there were still evacuation orders in 20 counties.

· Four shelters are currently open.

· A total of five Points of Distribution are open in Madison, Suwannee, and Lafayette counties.

· Seven ports and waterways remain closed.

· There are 152,000 customers without power in the affected areas.

· Boil Water Notices have been issued for areas in DeSoto, Dixie, and Leon counties.

· Information of the latest business openings and closures is available here.


Georgia Highlights:

· An evacuation order has been issued for Cumberland Island.

· Two shelters remain open.

· The State has sent water, Meals Ready to Eat, and tarps to Lowndes, Lanier and Cook counties.

· There are numerous State Road closures due to downed power lines, trees, and

· flooding.

· A total of 50,448 customers are without power.

· State and local damage assessments are currently ongoing.


Federal Response Highlights:

· A Major Disaster Declaration for Florida has been approved by the President for Citrus, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, and Taylor counties.

· Over 540 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Task Force personnel have been deployed which includes 9 USAR Task Forces and one Incident Support Team.


Sources:

· FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, August 31st

· FEMA Twitter Page

· President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Florida

· FEMA Region 4 Twitter Page

· National Hurricane Center Idalia Website

· American Red Cross Twitter Page

· Florida Division of Emergency Management Twitter Page

· Florida Emergency Info for Idalia Website

· Florida Department of Health Twitter Page

· Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Twitter Page

· Georgia Hurricane Idalia Website

· Power Outage.us Twitter Page



Resources


National VOAD Monetary Donations Guidance



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