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For SWFL, Idalia was no Ian as residents clean up after their latest hurricane encounter

Close call with terrifying Hurricane Idalia for Naples, Sanibel, Fort Myers, FMB, Cape, Pine Island, Marco in Southwest Florida but a mess to clean


Like Hurricane Michael, Idalia was as big as Colorado. How storm's size compares to others

Mention "Hurricane Andrew" & many Floridians will shudder. Storm was tiny, reaching peak diameter of 200 miles but it devastated South Florida in 1992


Brevard Kiteboarding on the Banana River During Hurricane Idalia

Kiteboarders in Brevard take advantage of outer band winds from Hurricane Idalia.


Hurricane Idalia in Florida: A 'meteorological sneeze' separates fortune from utter ruin

Idalia could have marked the first time on record that Leon County ever saw sustained hurricane-strength winds. Instead, the county saw a peak gust of 55 mph.


Record Alafia River flooding swamps Hillsborough County neighborhood

The Alafia River smashed its previous record high water level set during Hurricane Frances in 2004, according to National Weather Service data.


National Guard Helicopters Forming in Melbourne for Hurricane Rescue

Florida National Guard helicopters at Sheltair at Melbourne Orlando Intl. Airport prepare to head to Hurricane Idalia search and rescue efforts.


Who is Debbie Mucarsel-Powell? And why is she running against Rick Scott?

Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a Miami area Democrat, is Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott's latest challenger in his reelection bid.


Gov. DeSantis sees upside to loss of historic oak, split in half by Hurricane Idalia

Although exact age is unknown it appears the tree dates to the administration of Gov. Cary Hardee, 1921 - 1925, and the creation of six new counties.


Sign up now for text message updates and crucial information on Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia brought 131 mph winds that cut power for more than 250,000 in Florida. Get the latest updates by texting 'Hello' to (239) 356-8340.


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