Video filmed on the 29th of August 2023, captures the approach of Hurricane Idalia toward Florida’s Gulf Coast.
As Hurricane Idalia looms, poised to make landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast on August 30, 2023, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warn of its rapid intensification into a perilous major hurricane.
The NHC anticipates the hurricane to bring a potentially “life-threatening storm surge” to parts of Florida’s Gulf Coast, coupled with heavy rainfall and flash flooding across the southeastern United States.
Recent reports indicated that Hurricane Idalia brought substantial rainfall and flooding to western Cuba. The NHC further highlighted the risk of landslides in the region. In response to the looming threat, Governor Ron DeSantis extended the state of emergency to encompass a total of 46 counties in Florida.
Satellite imagery from the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) depicted Hurricane Idalia’s progression along Cuba’s western edge toward the Florida Gulf Coast.
CIRA wrote: “This morning we have incredibly high-resolution imagery of Hurricane Idalia.”
“This 30-second imagery shows impressive convection within Idalia as the sunrises.”
As the Gulf Coast prepares for the impending impact, authorities and residents are urged to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to mitigate potential risks.