As the second major hurricane of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Hurricane Idalia’s impact is still being assessed and recovery efforts are being continued today. In this first part, we will begin to discuss the history and path of the recent Hurricane Idalia and where it stands today.
First being classified as a Tropical Depression in the western parts of the Caribbean Sea on August 26th, within just three days it had reached a Category 1 hurricane status and upgraded to a Category 2 within the same day. By this point, the storm had just moved past the western tip of Cuba and with a combination of high humidity and low wind shear, it was able to reach a Category 4 strength quickly, making it the second major hurricane of the season (category 3 plus).
On August 30th when it reached a Category 4 mark, it had sustained winds of 130 mph and would soon make landfall in the Big Bend region of Florida. In the state, warnings and evacuations were issued for several areas while schools and businesses began bracing themselves.
We hope you found this first part about Hurricane Idalia and its path to be insightful on the power of hurricanes and how they can impact us. At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling. With over four decades of experience, our experts are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!