Hurricane Idalia Situation Report #2
· 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.
· 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.
· 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
· 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.
· 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
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